Harness the power of the sun!

The prevalence of power failures in South Africa due to total mismangement of our power grid has made alternatives to City Power (at least in Joburg) a necessity.  The alternative is a future of increasingly frequent power failures and interruptions of business and personal lives, my business and personal life to be precise.

The one difficulty is that I am not sure what options are available in South Africa.  Johannesburg probably has almost ideal conditions for a solar powered electricity system with the tremendous amount of sunlight we enjoy.  I have heard about advances in solar power systems pioneered by our very own CSIR and yet there is hardly a huge push to sell these systems in a country which so obviously needs alternatives now.

I guess my question is what the options are and who provides them?  I’m not just talking about geysers powered by solar panels.  I am talking about a system that could supply the majority of a house’s normal electricity requirements using robust solar powered systems.  Anyone have any ideas?






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