Vince, from Alberton (South East of Jhb),
Using a Microcare 15kw inverter and LA Gel batteries as a UPS for the unforeseen outages and loadshedding.
For now, planning to learn more before I move over to a PV / Solar system.
First step I want to do is make my home efficient. Have led lights in the entire house, I moved over to Gas stove, need to sort out the two geysers with a timer and blanket, etc etc etc.
In future would also like to upgrade the software of the Microcare inverter so I can move across to Lithium batteries, hopefully the Gel batteries last me for 5 years….by then the Lithium batteries should have come down even more