With readers wanting to know what they can expect to get out of their solar power systems we have spoken to various owners who have setup a PV system to run their homes.

Below is a system that has exceeded all expectations for a completely off grid home installation.

Firstly i will detail the system and components used in this configuration to power up this particular home:

System size 3.00KWH

4 x Monocrystalline solar panels

2 x 3m Galvanized roof rails

10 x Tile roof mounting hooks

1 x 3.00KWH 5 Star off grid inverter

1 x 3.75 KWH 5 Star Lithium Ion Battery

1 x Combiner Box

2 x 150amp Battery Fuses

2 x 15m 6mm black & red solar cable

1 x 3m 25mm 3 core cable


This systems provides this home with all of its electricity needs, please note that this is a farm house and has no electricity supplied from the Eskom grid. The house has 3 bedrooms, 1 kitchen & a bathroom and toilet. The hot water is supplied via a gas geyser.

The off grid solar system supplies the following to the house:

A) Bedroom lights ( LED )

B) Plugs, :


Fridge / Freezer

Kitchen light – 1.5m florescent light

Bore hole pump 30 min per day

Electric oven

Microwave oven


Hair dryer

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