Given the new
that's happening, I think I need to invest in a backup solution (and perhaps save a couple of bucks month-to-month). Our region is planned for 5 March. I'm interested in going grid-tied, as I don't actually have the budget for any of this. I'd like to run only my 2 PCs and AV equipment (we use almost no household lights) of this.
I'm thinking of doing it in 2 stages:Stage 1
1x 10x ah battery, adding exactly another one a month or 2 later
1x >=1200w inverter - what is recommended?
1x battery charger
What impact would this have on a electricity bill if the above is permanently connected to the grid?Stage 2
Does anybody have experience in Ecco's products? I'm tinking about the 40A (or perhaps the 50A - future proofing...) http://www.valueforest.co.za/action.php?loc=South+Africa&sort=sortPriceAsc&key=ecco%20controllers
1x Solar panel, adding as needed (not sure what wattage)
Can someone anybody that has dabbled with is please assist? Any other solutions? I was looking at http://www.takealot.com/mecer-2000vu-line-interactive-ups/PLID34152441
, but no long term benefits