Vol 2 Issue 4 January 2018

Tax Bill for public comment on 14 December 2017.
Since South Africa endorsed the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and indicated its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the carbon tax has formed an important part of South Africa's package of measures to reduce its emissions (coupled with appropriate regulations and incentives).
source: Biz-Community


A whole NEW way to take hard earned cash OR has our government finally woken up and realised there is no more time to waste on emission controls?

The world is in trouble – our leaders are procrastinating, and 3 years after signing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, we are no closer.

We think it’s a bit of BOTH, but mostly the first. With Big E stubbornly refusing to allow small-scale solar roof generation credits and instead spend many billions of rand on coal and nuclear generation, the boodle has to come from somewhere….So, to sound all the good musical notes, cry “CARBON TAX” – Tax the people and fund the risky nuclear power stations.

Getting on to the Solar System Size selection

The most common question we are asked is “How much will solar cost for a 3 bedroom house”? We cannot answer this question. Nor can we answer “What size do I need” Instead, the Question is answered by a Question: What do you expect the Solar to do for you – What are your Loads? How many kWh?

Work out your loads

We need to know your power requirement before we can design your system, and here is how you give us that: Pen and paper in hand and write down:

  • WATTS: On the LABEL of your appliances you will find the WATTS Write this down, along with the time in hours that the appliance runs.
  • Example: Defy Toaster Model no: TSR 123456-789. Volts 220 Amps 13 Watts 3000 (on some appliances, Watts may be kW). Used for 1 hour per day. Therefore the power used in one day by this appliance will be: 3000watt X 1 hour = 3000-watt-hours (Wh) or 3kWh
  • Continue for every appliance and light fitting in your building.
  • Add all the Wh or kWh together and this is how much power you will be needing per day in units.
  • Which of these appliances work in the daytime and which at night?
  • The highest watt or kW Label reading will give us the Minimum kW size of the inverter
  • The night use items Wh or kWh determine the battery power you would need.
  • Now with THIS information, we can give you a quote within a couple of hours, and be really accurate.



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