Aug 17

South Africa’s small-scale solar is eating municipalities’ lunch

The surge in solar installations in South Africa is eating into the revenue that municipalities receive from the sale of electricity.
Electricity revenue is the lifeblood of municipalities and is critical to their ability to pay their bills and provide services. According to News24, recently released Eskom data revealed that the rapid uptake of solar energy in South Africa decreased the amount of electricity demanded from the grid, thereby reducing electricity sales.