There is no quick fix for Eskom. Energy expert Ted Blom has been quite vocal about the deep hole we are in with the Eskom debacle. The sooner you start converting to a solar hybrid system, the sooner you can reduce your costs of electricity, especially if you are paying to a municipality and not Eskom as their fees have a ‘administrative’ component added.
There are numerous finance solutions for that capital outlay in the market. Rather pay for the quality equipment up front as they will last and are backed up locally, like Freedom Won LiFePO4 batteries, Victron and Fronius inverters. There is a strong argument in this market for ‘goed koop is duur koop’. There is a lot of cheaper equipment being imported especially with the rising demand in solar solutions. Stick with the good stuff!