Renewable energy is saving SA billions
Renewable energy generated by South Africa’s first wind and solar projects helped ward off some load-shedding and saved around R4 billion for the country during the first six months of 2015.
This is according to a recent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
“Without the solar and wind projects, we would have spent significant additional amounts on diesel, and energy would have had to be ‘unserved’ during more than 200 additional hours from January to June 2015,” according to Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz, who heads up the CSIR’s Energy Centre.
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