Solar home systems in South Africa

South Africa: Rooftop solar has ‘10GW potential’ – blockages can be overcome

Issue 479 - 28 Feb 2023 - By Jon Marks | 4 minute read

Outgoing Eskom chief executive André de Ruyter has argued for increased support to exploit the potential for rooftop PV, other C&I power and solar home systems to help South Africa overcome its chronic electricity supply deficit. De Ruyter said up to 10GW of rooftop solar could be added by 2030 – but that depends on investors getting more incentives in a sector where government has previously been of limited support.

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