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During his state of the nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa gave the clearest indication to date of the government’s commitment to the renewable energy transition and to making it as easy as possible for businesses, industry, farms and households to generate (some or all) their own power through what he calls “self-generation”. 

Ramaphosa stressed self-generation as a major component of addressing the energy crisis, the failing economy, Eskom’s challenges and to transitioning the country to a cleaner and more sustainable energy mix. In this context, self-generation includes generation from small-scale, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and wind, biomass and biogas projects...

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