Eskom & 2021 Tariffs Explained

Eskom & 2021 Tariffs Explained

For years, we have been hearing about ESKOM wanting its actual costs reflected in the tariffs they apply for from NERSA (National Energy Regulator of South Africa). Furthermore, each year we get to how NERSA does not grant ESKOM these tariff increases. This is a...
Eskom- Outlook

Eskom- Outlook

RE: THREE MONTH ESKOM FORECAST It is apparent that Eskom themselves are aware that there is “likely risk scenario” of load-shedding for the next three months (see above chart).  Not only is it likely but it is also planned for.  So, how can this be? ...
Eskom price increase historically and next year (2021)

Eskom price increase historically and next year (2021)

Since 2008, we have seen prices of electricity rising above that of the consumer price index (CPI). Eskom just keeps punishing the public for its failed ability to manage and ensure grid stability. Once load shedding began in 2008, South Africans incurred a 27.5%...
Why Lithium-Ion vs Lead Acid

Why Lithium-Ion vs Lead Acid

Apart from a greater immediate efficiency, there are factors that make Lithium-Ion superior. Firstly, to understand batteries better, a battery is usually measured in Amp Hours or Kilowatt Hours. A kilowatt hour is one unit of power. To calculate power on a battery is...
Why I should consider putting Solar Panels on my home

Why I should consider putting Solar Panels on my home

Considering the increases in electricity prices in South Africa over the last number of years, adding Solar panels to your home is a very good investment. We furthermore know that the next couple of years will incur most probably double-digit increases (for 2021/2022)...
How does Solar Photovoltaic/Solar PV Work?

How does Solar Photovoltaic/Solar PV Work?

A panel is constructed out of layers of silicon cells.  These cells are made from Quartz sand.  One layer of cells is positively charged and the other layer is negatively charged.  These are called photovoltaic cells. Photo meaning light, and voltaic...