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About Solar Appreciation Day:

A few years ago solar panels were an occasional prospect in South Africa, largely limited to the roofs of a few well-off households. This changed rapidly, driven by three factors: the worldwide drive towards renewable energy, a highly strained local electricity supply, and a steady drop in solar panel prices[1]. Captivating the lead from other countries, South Africa dedicated to an energy generation infrastructure development plan for 2010 to 2030, known as the Integrated Resource Plan. Under the plan the country aims to achieve 9600 MW of solar power capacity by 2030. When the plan was drawn up in 2010, solar was limited to a few isolated panels on domestic rooftops, and until recently contributed nothing to the national power grid operated by the state-owned utility Eskom[2].




[2] Green times- Solar Appreciation Day

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