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  1. Re: Solar generation residential tax incentive

    After some research the results are in.....It is not worth it to claim any form of expense for a solar system in/on your house as you can only claim the area you 'work' from and when you sell capital...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    TTT, Solis all models are on the approved list, well, western cape, George, i checked that first, so nice to know :D
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Hi TT, to add to what you have said below.

    CONLOG PAYG meters can be adjusted to be less sensitive ... now just to get ones Munic to effect that change

    I actually got hold of Conlog in Durban,...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    TT, wise words ;D Lets take this all the way back to the start, OP asked: How do i , cost effectively, switch my house from eskom to solar as the sun rises in the sky[better solar irradiation] and...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Not sure why Ekkeken is being roasted here. I chose Solis after days, months of research. They are made for purpose, pure grid tie, how you can say it will shorten lifespan makes no sense. In actual...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Hi Swartkat, what you said is true, you lucky your monthly bill is so low, i dont really understand how the inverter will work harder, if you have a ct clamp on, and it is being stopped, started all...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Weather was bad for solar yesterday, cloud and rain, today 100% rain whole day, storms, winds, maybe snow till end of week. So data not great. Speaking to Muni yesterday, here is the low down:
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  8. Solar generation residential tax incentive

    Hi everyone, not sure if this is just for the Western Cape, or if there are other aspects i am missing. If we run a business from home, or not, is there some sort of tax benefit, personal tax...
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    Re: Keep warm kettles

    Getting back to the keep warm kettles, anyone used something like this, seems better, holds 3 to 4L? I just need it to stay hot for lets say 3 hours, not days ;D to save on re boiling kettle each...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    So massive update from my side, info which i hope can help others in the future. Perhaps the thread needs to change to:
    Pure grid tie with solar only, meter tripping ;D.

    Installation recap:...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Hi Frosti, thanx for the info. It seems you really use very little versus what you produce, do you really need extra panels, maybe i am missing something here. I calculated my idle consumption...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Hey Frosti, thanx for the info, very similar set up to what i am planning to install today. So a few questions. Do you have graphs you can show, what is your idle always on in the backround...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Update as promised :D Install was supposed to be today, but due to what is going on in SA inverter only arrived late this afternoon. The install team did however come at 3pm today to do a second site...
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    Re: Keep warm kettles

    Tox, that is a plan, sometimes the simple / cheap solutions are the ones which work Good idea, thanx.
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    Re: Keep warm kettles

    Thanx Big boy and others, comments make sense.
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    Re: Keep warm kettles

    Hi Francois, you get them much cheaper, and i also forgot to mention, on allot of them you can choose your temp, which i like, i hate overly hot coffee. I suspect these kettles can indeed save on...
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    Keep warm kettles

    Hi guys, have any of you tried these 'keep warm' kettles out. Looking at reducing the numerous times we boil the kettle in the morning, chowing electricity. Some of these keep warm kettles state that...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Hey Boerbok, looking at your graphs again, from my limited knowledge, it seems your system is actually the correct size versus your consumption. As you said, you actually producing more than you...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Boerbok, out of interest, what was your set up cost, what was your pre paid bill per month and how much is it now.
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Hey Boerbok, thanx for this, very interesting.....Looking at your graphs it seems you get power nice and early, from around 8am i assume. What is the big peak in consumption at that time, early...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Thanx for the info, yup, its all new to me, i am hoping my plan works. Next week Wednesday is install day, so will keep everyone updated.
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Hi Fanie, nope, it wont trip, this is the whole grid tie concept. If my panels in peak are producing lets say 2.5kw, and i draw 4kw, the inverter just gives what it can, balance needed comes from...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Power hour in George
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Hi Ekkekan, true that, this started at running the heat pump and pool pump, try to get them on solar, to now this. ;D
    I am very keen to see if my calcs work out, what the graphs say in the first...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    So just a big thanks to everyone on the forum, especially Ekkekan, think i spent hours in total over the phone in the last 2 weeks.
    I have made a last minute small change and added another 400w...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Thanx Jelo, will check them out.
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Hi Fluffy, i have done tons of research the last few days, as ekken says, not many people know what actual grid tie is. So in saying that, my mind is made up on the following:

    2.5 dual mppt solis...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    Hi Nerd

    I am also looking at two strings, one east, one north. Each string to have 1 200W, with dual inverter, grid tie. However, installers say the one string wont be enough to power up inverter,...
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    Re: House to run ob solar when sun shines

    I am following with interest. Have got allot of good advise from Ekkekan on the forum. My mind is also made up, grid tie, as little panels as needed to avoid throw away, good inverter. Proper...
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    Re: tyres.co.za

    Brilliant, i think Impact is going to get a whole lot busier :D
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    Re: tyres.co.za

    tyres.co.za is owned and operated by Barden Tyres (Pty) Ltd, a registered company in South Africa which forms part of the Barden Group, founded in 1964....
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    Re: Solar Powering my Pool Pump

    I have also been looking into this. Problem is how much you spend to save how much per month. Does a person spend 20k to save R500 per month? I also see you get Eco Pool pumps which run slower, draw...
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    Re: Mecer charging lithium battery

    Thanx again Ekkekan, in your opinion is lithium really needed then, i guess 2.5 hours is fine, wonder how long it takes to charge so its ready for the next load shedding nightmare. Thanx again for...
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    Re: Mecer charging lithium battery

    Hi guys, all my lights are already LED, most are downlights, some or different type led's in the lounge, kitchen, staircase, but all LED. My 500W total draw is my estimate when they all on, it will...
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    Re: Mecer charging lithium battery

    Hi Ekken, that mercer seems the way to go for me if i ONLY want to power lights during shedding.
    Will this lithium battery be enough for shedding:...
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