The payback period on commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has decreased substantially and many companies can now expect solar panel installations to pay for themselves within five years or less. 

The latest ruling by the Constitutional Court, allowing Eskom to retrospectively ask the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) to claw back additional tariffs from consumers could lead to further hikes in the price of electricity for South Africans.

Monday, 24 March 2014 21:13

Property acquisitions can be overdone

Smaller property funds are finding it difficult to compete in making acquisitions because of the increased cost of funding, this makes them targets for takeover by larger rivals.

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