Allow farmers to go off the Eskom grid and turn to solar power - Agri SA
AgriSA is on a mission to get as many viable farms as possible to be reliant on solar energy.
The idea is that these farms don't have to have their crops jeopardised by load shedding, and in turn, they take pressure off the Eskom grid by being self-reliant.
Chairperson of Agri SA’s Centre of Excellence, Nicol Jansen, explains how SA's agricultural industry could benefit if more farms are allowed to go off the Eskom grid and turn to solar power.
For the benefit of the country, it is better to have that solar plant grid connected. the solar plant can help the grid out when they have excess energy and the grid is under pressure.Nicol Jansen, Chairperson - Agri SA’s Centre of Excellence
We don't want all the farmers to go off the grid, it's not good for the country. Eskom and Nersa must get that Act in line so that we can get the plants connected for self-use and when we have excess.Nicol Jansen, Chairperson - Agri SA’s Centre of Excellence
Jansen says with so much red-tape involved, they have only managed to get 13 farms hooked up to solar energy in the last three years.
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