NEED FOR POWER
From load shedding debates to hydraulic fracturing disputes; the issue of electrical power consumption and production in South Africa has always been a contentious and volatile subject. Talks of sustainable and affordable energy solutions regarding our economy have been in discussion and up for debate for years. Now, with recent technological developments and further scientific studies, we’re finally stepping up to the challenge with viable solutions in the renewable energy sector.
The global trend in forward thinking countries has been for a future of renewable energy and lower emission consumption. With our global ranking of third in attractiveness for concentrated solar power, and a ranking of seventh for solar photovoltaic technology in terms of investment attractiveness, South Africa is a global favourite for renewable energy production.
The future is bright when it comes to renewable energy enterprises. However, there are certain guaranteed challenges you will face when working in our current climate:
- Political interference
- Industry demarcation disputes
- Local community upsets