Amid South Africa’s prolonged energy crisis, transitioning to renewables offers more than just a reliable supply of electricity. It also holds the potential for economic revitalisation in the long term.

Let’s begin by looking at the most obvious solution renewables bring to the table: boosting our electricity grid. Until recently, integrating renewables such as wind and solar into the grid has posed several challenges when providing reliable baseload power — the consistent minimum level of electricity needed...

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