Cheap solar energy in SA hampered by energy laws.

SAAEA 29 August 2012.

The price of energy from solar photovoltaic (PV) cells has fallen 10 percent annually and will be at grid parity with Eskom by 2015. With Eskom’s tariff set to double to 97.51c a kilowatt-hour by 2017, PV energy is expected to be cheaper than Eskom’s coal-generated electricity by 2017.

This is according to calculations by David Lipschitz, an energy expert at energy company My Power Station…