Living off the grid during power outages without warning and unexpected load shedding implemented. Most South Africans have started asking questions about what it would take to get off the grid completely or install a Backup power system that can provide them with power. Meaning – renewable energy, not relying on Eskom and always having electricity. Leon Gouws from Kestrel Renewable Energy says getting off the grid often means a combination of wind, solar and a battery bank.
There is one South African who has been living off the grid for past seven years. Inus Dreckmeyr and his family live completely ‘living off the grid’. All the electricity he needs is generated on site from his solar system and he has never had a power cut.
Inus Dreckmeyr and his family live completely ‘off the grid’. All the electricity he needs is generated on his property and he has never had a power cut.
Have you considered the cost of living off the grid in South Africa? In comparison to the high electricity prices, it might be more worthwhile than you think.
When it comes to electricity, recent increases in prices for the commodity are at an all-time high. This is due to inadequate power supply amongst other things. As the prices of electricity are rising at a continual rate, many homeowners and business owners want to start living off the grid in South Africa.
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