There must be a tipping point somewhere with the cost of electricity.
what would be the cost if I converted to a diesel generator to run say 4 hours a day, to have solar hot water and 12v reticulation from batteries???
assume a 250 sq meter house, 4 bedrooms, 2 lounges, 2 geysers, 2 granny flats, double garage
What would be the cost to:-
convert to LED lighting? with 12v reticulation for TV and Computer with rechargeable deep cell batteries
2x 150L solar geysers @ R15000.00 ea
convert cooking to gas? (maybe fridge freezer too)
diesel generator to charge batteries, cook and freeze and what have you, to run for 4 hours a day? (2x2hrs 1x4hrs?? or as needed) and extra when needed (like if you are using power tools)
running cost of generator?
If I took a second bond to install all of this would the installments be cheaper than buying electricity at the new expected rates???