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?