PV Return on Investment

INSTALLING A PV SYSTEM CAN INCREASE THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT OF YOUR OPERATIONS

INSTALLING A PV SYSTEM PRESENTS ONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS YOU CAN MAKE

The income per kWh generated by a PV system is dependant on whether the electricity generated is consumed on-site or exported back into the grid. Income earned (saving) by self-consumption is higher than the feed-in tariff paid by the grid authority, For example, whilst the ESKOM Landrate tariff is R 1.24 per kWh, the feed-in tariff is only R 0.79 per kWh. The graph below shows Returns on Investments (ROI) for different levels of self-consumption.

R 1.3m
INVESTMENT FOR 100 kW PV SYSTEM
R 0.2 m
ANNUAL ELECTRICITY COST SAVING AT 100% SELF-CONSUMPTION

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RELIABILITY

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FINANCE OPTIONS

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BREAKING DOWN THE NUMBERS

LONG TERM ELECTRICITY COST

COST kWh

ESKOM 2020/21 LANDRATE TARIF = R 1.24 /kWh
versus
PV TARIF = R 0.80 /kW (including interest on capital)


INCREASES TARIFF

ESKOM TARIFF INCREASE = 8 % p.a.
versus
PV TARIFF INCREASE = 1 % p.a. (on capital)


LCOE (Levelised Cost Of Electricity over a 25 year period)

OF GRID-TIE PV = R 0.48 /kWh
versus
ESKOM TARIFF = R 1.24 /kWh



FOR 100 kW PV SYSTEM

Estimated savings over 25 years = R 8.0 million