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With winter here and elections over, South Africans are wondering when to expect loadshedding, or Eskom’s latest term “load reduction”; Versofy SOLAR is stepping up to offer support.


South Africa (10 June 2024) – South Africans are collectively wondering when loadshedding will return? How long will it last? And what stages will we be at? After having a respite from the electricity woes for the past few weeks, it’s time for the other shoe to drop… or is it? Versofy SOLAR has continued its efforts to support South Africans with adaptable solar solutions to fit every budget.

Ross Mains-Sheard, CEO of Versofy SOLAR, penned a few words encouraging South Africans not to give up hope.

With winter in full swing, the strain on the national grid will increase, putting pressure on available output. We all know it’s coming, and this is what Ross has to say about it.

Ross credits the respite to the election, a temporary decrease in power demand due to economic stagnation, and a rise in private rooftop solar installations. But loadshedding is on our peripheral again and so the conversation is shifting back to balancing life between the blackouts.

There are many options for people to look at regarding renewable energy sources and it is in this space where we can find hope.

“Renewable energy presents an obvious answer to an electricity problem that has depressed South Africans for far too long. We need to foster economic growth and create an abundance of electricity, enabling us to create, develop, evolve, and innovate. Turning to renewable energy sources is imperative, not only for environmental benefits but also for the country’s future success.”

While the market has seen a slight dip, Ross shares that the overall trend shows a notable surge in demand for solar energy solutions over several years, especially during intensified loadshedding periods. People are still wanting to make long-term sustainable investments. However, widespread adoption faces significant challenges like economic constraints, regulatory hurdles and affordability issues for many households.

Not only does Versofy SOLAR provide physical products and services, but they are also advocating for the industry and sustainable practices.

“We advocate for a paradigm shift towards decentralisation and democratisation of energy production, empowering individuals and communities to embrace sustainable practices. By leveraging technology and eliminating waste, we strive to disrupt outdated business models that perpetuate reliance on fossil fuels.” – Ross Mains-Sheard

As load shedding looms yet again, the urgency of transitioning to sustainable, renewable energy solutions becomes increasingly pressing. Solar power and other sustainable alternatives can help South Africans mitigate the energy crisis, spur economic growth, and pave the way for a greener, more resilient future.

Versofy SOLAR offers monthly subscription-based solar rentals which means that solar energy really is accessible to so many more households as it becomes that much more affordable.

Sources: Versofy
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