A common question we get is “How long will it take to pay my Solar System back” or “How does a photovoltaic Solar energy System compare to the cost of a generator”. These questions are actually a bit more complex to answer than a simple quick reply, as many provisions are present, as well as much long term uncertainties, such as the annual Eskom price hike, Fuel prices going forward, Rand/Dollar or Rand/Euro currency exchange.
Further to that it would also vary per system-
In order to present some graphs and figures, and to try and compensate for future variables, I had to make certain assumptions.
Please link to the following file to do your calculations:
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