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It is rather impressive that Eskom is looking at solar power to supplement their current output, but I don't agree with critics that it will be overly expensive.
It does not have to be.
In new housing developments throughout the world, investment in solar energy is subsidised by buy-back schemes. Such schemes ask that all new houses have part of their energy supplied by solar panelling, and in return any energy generated but not used by the household is then bought back by the company and sold to big business.
So, for example, if my son andhis wife were to buy a new house, they would be required to have solar panels installed, but in return, the municipality would buy back electricity that the panels generate while they are out and the children are at school.
This unused electricity then can be sold at higher prices to big businesses that continue to work during peak periods.
Solar energy does not have to be the only alternative to our energy crisis but it should not be dismissed as being too expensive.
MPL, DA spokesman on Economic Affairs in Gauteng