South African’s have been undergoing the after effects of a perfect-storm that hit Eskom in 2008 which comprised a combination of factors, including rising costs, falling revenues, crumbling infrastructure and decades of mismanagement and corruption all playing a part in what has been referred to as the Eskom Crisis. Since then, the country has been victim to a series of rolling blackouts, known as Loadshedding by locals.

In the midst of this crisis, homes and businesses have been left with the options of dealing with the blackouts through alternative power sources such as UPS’ , generators and battery backups, and also solar power, which has increased in popularity in recent years due to ever-increasing focus on environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Solar power is a great power alternative and offers users a variety of benefits as an effective and environmentally-friendly alternative for when the lights go out. Other alternatives such as the UPS (unlimited power supply) and inverters have been great interim measures but do not perform in terms of sustainability when it comes to ongoing blackouts. The other alternative, generators, comes with a risk of costly damage to electronic equipment over the long term, if they are not implemented correctly, whereas solar power offers simplicity and sustainability, making it a great long-term solution.

How Does Solar Benefit Your Home Or Business?