South Africa is experiencing a power shortage, and it’s time to ask: why not turn to solar power?
The country’s energy department recently announced that it will be implementing load shedding, which means that citizens will be forced to go without electricity for up to 12 hours at a time. The reason given is that there is a lack of water in the country’s dams.
While water scarcity can be a real problem, there are other forms of energy that South Africans could turn to instead: solar power! Solar panels are an increasingly popular option for homes in South Africa because they’re easy to install and provide clean energy at an affordable price. The panels themselves are also made from recyclable materials and can last up to 40 years with minimal maintenance.
Power Outages | South Africa
Power outages are one of the most frustrating things to deal with, especially when you have no control over them. But why should we have to?
South Africa has had a problem with power shortages and blackouts for years. A recent study shows that more than half of the country’s power plants are operating below capacity, and the government is looking at ways to increase supply. But what if there was an easier way?
Solar power could be the answer. South Africa has huge potential for solar energy, but its use is still limited by cost and lack of awareness. However, with proper education and support from government agencies, this could be changed. In fact, South Africa is already starting on this path; in 2016 they launched their first solar tender (a contract given by the government to private companies) for a large-scale plant in Limpopo province. This is just one example of how investing in solar can benefit everyone involved—and it’s only going to get better from here!
How and why Solar Power in Beneficial
Here at South Africa Power we are not only going to bring a more environmentally friendly approach to how to power your homes, products but also how solar panels in South Africa will help when load shedding happens and how to keep you and your family safe.
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