Fix the red tape and rooftop solar PVs will lighten power burden - energy expert

Energy expert Chris Yelland explains the important contribution of IPPs to the energy mix. Eskom is not going anywhere, he says, but all contributors play a role.

He also believes private citizens setting up solar panels in their homes will make a useful contribution to the energy supply.

In the very short term, the most promising option, quickly, to fill the gap between supply and demand, is to unlock the potential of customers of electricity to become generators of electricity through rooftop solar PV.

Chris Yelland, Managing director and investigative editor - EE Publishers

The reason for the hold-up is a bureaucratic and legislative one, he says.

It's not about the money. The thing holding it back is simply a bureaucratic, regulatory and policy position. Hopefully, this is going to change shortly.

Chris Yelland, Managing director and investigative editor - EE Publishers

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