Browsing: Davin Chown

Drastic reductions in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in recent years, along with uncertainty regarding Eskom pricing and continuity of supply, have fuelled huge growth in the installation of rooftop solar in South Africa

Eskom may be unable to avert an energy crisis, but South African households and businesses can generate power on their rooftops at a cost per kilowatt that rivals that of megaprojects such as Medupi or Kusile, without subsidies or incentives. The cost of rooftop solar photovoltaic

Construction on Eskom’s Sere wind farm in the Western Cape is well under way but its purported ability to produce electricity at a far cheaper price than independent power producers (IPPs) has raised questions about the repercussions for the fledgling renewables industry in South Africa