be prepared to fork out more for less electricity. More increases in the pipeline but no relief from load shedding for at least another 5 years! If you’re a business owner, how much will lost production cost you? We have the 3rd best climate in the world for PV panels. Generators require maintenance and fuel to run, an ongoing cost. Solar is cheaper, more environmentally friendly and requires minimal maintenance. Once you have paid for the solar power system, you essentially have free power!