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The Advantages of Solar Energy in South Africa

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    The Advantages of Solar Energy in South Africa

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    The Advantages of Solar Energy in South Africa

    South Africa is deemed to be one of the best locations on earth for Solar Energy production and with that comes many advantages of using solar energy in South Africa. Most areas in South Africa average more than 2500 hours of sunshine per year which means the average solar radiation levels range between 4.5 and 6.5 kWh/m2 in one day. This is a massive natural resource that South Africans should be taking advantage of especially due to the current state of affairs with Eskom and their increasing tariffs.

    China has solar power plants that cumulatively produce more than four times our total electricity needs. As South Africans, looking at statistics like this, it is difficult not to feel that something is horribly amiss in our country. Why not use this wonderful natural resource?

    Solar panels are not an expense - they are an investment.

    Solar panels can not be seen as an expense, they should rather be seen as one of the best ways to invest with returns rivalling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity bill savings. the average South African homeowner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees a ROI of 20% or more.

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