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How Much Power Do I Use?

The Microsoft Excel formulae that will assist you in consumption calculations, the document is downloadable at the bottom of this page The Microsoft Excel formulae that will assist you in consumption calculations, the document is downloadable at the bottom of this page To identify the electricity output of a Kestrel wind turbine refer to the appropriate energy graph, also downloadable at the bottom of the page To identify the electricity output of a Kestrel wind turbine refer to the appropriate energy graph, also downloadable at the bottom of the page

1. Can I use a small wind turbine to power my house?

There are 2 options, grid connect and off-grid systems.

2. What information do I need to become energy
self sufficient?

3. How do I achieve the most cost effective solution?

 Most often the best solution is achieved by a combination of energy solutions such as:

4. How much energy do my appliances use?

Please refer to the table below for energy usage of appliances.

CLICK HERE for Consumption Calculations

 

Item Electrical Rating in Watts Hours used per day Days used per month KWhsUsed per month Monthly Cost @78.840
Cents /KWh
Air Conditioner 1500 12 20 360 R283.82
Geyser 2000 5 30 300 R236.52
Stove - 2 plates & oven 3000 2 25 150 R118.26
Hotplate - 2 plate 1500 3 30 135 R106.43
Heater - 2 bar 1000 5 15 75 R59.13
Pool pump 750 8 30 180 R141.91
Dishwasher 2500 02 25 125 R98.55
Refridgerator with freezer 400 6.5 30 78 R61.50
Vacuum Cleaner 1400 3 4 16.8 R13.25
Toaster 800 0.5 15 6 R4.70
Freezer (Chest) 250 6.5 30 48.75 R38.43
Microwave oven 1000 1 20 20 R15.77
Kettle 2000 0.5 30 30 R23.65
Computer 480 2 15 14.4 R11.35
Clothes Iron 1500 4 6 36 R28.38
Washing Machine 2300 4 6 55.2 R43.52
Lighting - Single 100W 100 5 30 14.5 R11.43
Cellphone Charger 28 5 7 0.98 R0.77
M-Net Decoder / DVD Player 25 6 30 4.5 R3.55
Television - 51cm colour 80 6 30 14.5 R11.43

 

CLICK HERE for Consumption Calculations

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