Why solar is an attractive solution for small firms

Increased demand and technological advances have contributed to the significant decrease in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems costs over the years. A solar PV system can save small to medium businesses up to a third of their electricity costs with a payback period averaging three to eight years from installation. They can also decrease the exposure to energy price increases, as well as increase the property value…

How renewables are helping keep the lights on

A deft social media disinformation/misinformation campaign – deliberate or otherwise – during last month’s load shedding chaos sought to blame renewable independent power producers (IPPs) for the dysfunction. Former executives have also persistently blamed the high cost of electricity generated by these providers as the reason for Eskom’s financial mess (because of pass-through tariffs, this is…