Just two weeks of load-shedding for the rest of 2024 if Eskom keeps up good performance

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My god, can you guys make your f**cking minds up???

Today:
Eskom's power station generating capacity recovery has been significant enough that South Africans might only experience two weeks of load-shedding in 2024, according to the Sunday newspaper Rapport.

Two days ago;
Matthew Cruise, an energy expert at Forest Energy Selections, has warned that the grid is at risk of being overloaded this winter, which could lead to the return of load-shedding.

Mybroadband is fast becoming the clickbait scum of trash journalism. Just regurgitating unchecked clickbait articles without any human input.
 
My god, can you guys make your f**cking minds up???

Today:


Two days ago;


Mybroadband is fast becoming the clickbait scum of trash journalism. Just regurgitating unchecked clickbait articles without any human input.

Soon their articles will be on the other side of junk via click.outbrain at the bottom of MS Edge ‘news’ pages
 
Demand goes down with less loadshedding, so unless you are a big time installer who is into massive industrial installs, this wouldn't be your favourite time of the year.
That's not what my Installer friend is telling me... He is booked solid. Hasn't got time to come around and help me because he is always doing new installations.
It's not just loadshedding that is driving solar installations, it's the cost of electricity as well...
 
That's not what my Installer friend is telling me... He is booked solid. Hasn't got time to come around and help me because he is always doing new installations.
It's not just loadshedding that is driving solar installations, it's the cost of electricity as well...
It is entirely possible that your friend could be having a good run, maybe he is a good installer with lots of recommendations, still doesn't change the fact that demand for installs slows down significantly when we are having less loadshedding. The cost of electricity thing is not good enough to drive demand the way loadshedding does.

The clue is in the prices of solar stuff, prices has been going down steadily and that is directly linked to the declining levels of loadshedding.
 
It is entirely possible that your friend could be having a good run, maybe he is a good installer with lots of recommendations, still doesn't change the fact that demand for installs slows down significantly when we are having less loadshedding. The cost of electricity thing is not good enough to drive demand the way loadshedding does.

The clue is in the prices of solar stuff, prices has been going down steadily and that is directly linked to the declining levels of loadshedding.

While I agree here, a factor to consider is the people already with setups. While they are paying for fewer units than before, the incentive to eliminate eskom further or even entirely (within reason) becomes a driving one, once the possibilities become clearer and with high electricity prices. At least that is true for myself. To date, most residential type customers (I would think) would have opted for a system that primarily catered for the load shedding problem, with improvement capacity still available.

When the month's bill still comes in at close to the cost of a panel, the idea of an upgrade becomes a no brainer if viable.
 
So why does Chris Yelland have all this attention from MyBroadband? I see a lot of articles mentioning him. This is an advert, not an article.
 
It is entirely possible that your friend could be having a good run, maybe he is a good installer with lots of recommendations, still doesn't change the fact that demand for installs slows down significantly when we are having less loadshedding. The cost of electricity thing is not good enough to drive demand the way loadshedding does.

The clue is in the prices of solar stuff, prices has been going down steadily and that is directly linked to the declining levels of loadshedding.
What a total load of unsubstantiated drivel...

Firstly LS started 16 years ago...people are not baffled by BS to think a few weeks without it, means the end. We all ( well some of us it seems) know the ANC's track record well enough. So people are installing as much as quickly as they can for the inevitable failures of the future as well as the ever rising costs of electricity.

And secondly it is a well known fact that high levels of consumerism drives technology UP and subsequently prices DOWN. So the reason that solar prices are going down is due to the fact that there is more and cheaper products and players in the market.
 
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