Solar Panel Theft on the Rise Amid Growing Black Market

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Protect Your Investment! The rapid expansion of the solar industry has brought countless benefits, from reduced carbon footprints to energy cost savings. However, with the surge in popularity, a concerning issue has emerged: the escalation of solar panel theft. As the black market for stolen solar panels continues to grow, it is crucial for consumers to remain vigilant and choose …

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What To Know Before Buying A Solar Power System

Load shedding can be frustrating for any household. As South Africa’s energy crisis continues to linger, many households are considering a switch to solar power to reduce their reliance on Eskom’s power generation plants. If you’re also thinking of buying a solar system, there are a few things you need to know before you commit to making a purchase. 1. …

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Winter is Coming – And We All Know What That Means

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Winter is here, and we know what that means – excess demand for electricity will cause load-shedding. You definitely don’t want to stay without power. If you are worried about a way to have great nights in the cold, solar power will make an excellent way to go. In this article, we will discuss solar’s efficiency in the cold and …

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Avoid Eskom’s Load Shedding, Poor Service and High Prices!

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South Africa’s big electric utility Eskom is known for bad service and even higher prices. With winter hitting and energy use skyrocketing, there is more strain on the electric grid than usual, and this is where Eskom’s weaknesses show the most. The utility company’s mismanagement and high tariffs for electricity are leaving many customers looking for another way, and with …

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How Often Do You Need to Replace Your Solar Panels?

So by now you are aware that load shedding is once again with most South African households… and worst of all its here to stay! Considering going solar? When you consider an investment in your home like going solar, it’s important to know what it will take to maintain your solar energy system and how long you can expect it …

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Energy regulator grants Eskom approval to claw back R13.3bn in tarriffs The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has granted Eskom approval to recover R13.3 billion as part of the power utility’s regulatory clearing account (RCA) application for the 2018/19 year. The RCA application is a mechanism which allows Eskom to adjust for any over or under recovery of …

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This is why you NEED solar

Eskom restricts power supply to parts of Gauteng Eskom says it has taken the unprecedented decision to restrict electricity supply to parts of residential areas around Johannesburg, where unusual surges in consumption have been recorded. There has been a trend of surges during peak usage periods, between 05:00 and 09:00, and between 17:00 and 20:00, leading the power utility to …

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SA to consult Eskom debt holders on reorganisation

South Africa’s government is intent on ensuring embattled state power company Eskom becomes a sustainable entity and will consult with its debt holders on any reorganisation, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan said. “I think the market understands that we are going to run a fair process,” Gordhan said in an interview with Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum on …

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Eskom’s debt reaches new heights

The Joint Appropriations and Public Enterprises Committees are set to discuss Special Appropriations Bill of the power utility, aiming to give Eskom R59 billion in the next two years. Mabuza further elaborates that the tariff increases are not cost-reflective as operation costs are at a staggering R151 billion, which further indicates a 30% increase. Gordhan predicts Eskom would have been …

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7 things that could see load shedding return in the next few months

Eskom has called on consumers to save energy over the summer period as the risk of load shedding remains. The power utility warned that its power system “remains tight and vulnerable” because of increased maintenance. The group has also seen increasing cases of vandalism on its equipment, while illegal connections are increasing, chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer said on Wednesday …

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