I will do that. The price I have so far is R115k (think it is a special) which is for a 5kW Axpert King Inverter, 12x 255w Solar Panels and 8 batteries (includes installation and everything).
We’ll assess my current power usage with something they connect to my house that does readings, but then I’ll query them on the batteries they use as well as the size of the solar panels. Not sure why they’re using 255w when there are larger panels available, but they might have a good reason for it since this is way outside my area of expertise.
Li-ion is better than other batteries any day of the week and this Pylon seems like quite a cheap battery. Prices I found out last year for Tesla was I think around R70k and LG-Chem was around R55k (thumb-sucking here as my memory isn’t that good). Didn’t really know of any other brands until you mentioned this one now. If you could find the store, that would be great (I’ll also check Google). I was planning on getting 8 batteries, but if I can rather get 2x Li-ions at the price of 8 Nerada, that would be a better option if it would work.
The usage based on time is my own estimate based on 1 cycle per day (at 50%). Obviously it is only valid for off-grid and given that there is enough battery power to last the whole evening so that only one cycle per day is needed. If someone has less batteries and they recharge after each loadshedding session (which is multiple times per day), the normal batteries will definitely not see 2 years.
And now it’s almost time for our 2nd loadshedding session for the day
Edit: Never mind about the store, found it: https://www.inverter-warehouse.co.za/products/pylon-tech-lithium-ion-3-5kw-us3000b-battery