A solar geyser supplies hot water, with gas heaters for backup.

A 3KVa solar panel array supplies power to the dwellings and pumps.

Main house




battery bank


Apart from cooking, when we mainly use gas since electric stoves are power hungry, we have normal (albeit low energy)domestic appliances, all running on solar power.

The saving on Eskom’s line tariff more than paid for the entire system in two years.

We have a backup generator for those rare occasions when we experience overcast conditions for several consecutive days.

We would like to add a wind generator to the mix.