Join the Rooftop Revolution
We’ve got 24 hours for South Africa to Go Solar!
In the midst of a crushing electricity crisis, Greenpeace considers it a right of every South African to produce their own power, and to feed extra electricity into the grid and get paid for it as a long-term energy solution.
This means being permitted to put solar panels onto rooftops and connecting to a decentralized energy system, where energy can be generated near the place where it is needed. This would have a double impact of increasing energy efficiency, while allowing electricity production to finally be in the control of the people who need it.
As we have seen in examples in more than 50 countries, a rooftop revolution is not only feasible, it is ready to go.
So this is great news!
What is holding this back? Paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork, with barriers imposed by the South African government.
YOU can change this!
Greenpeace is urging government to make the process feasible for South Africans.
IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS we are sending a formal submission to NERSA (the National Energy Regulator of South Africa), and with your help we can put the pressure on NERSA to simplify the regulations governing installing solar panels and feeding extra electricity into the grid.
It’s pretty technical, but essentially we believe that if you sign this petition to NERSA then there is a clear indication of support for simplifying the regulations, and focusing on helping people install solar panels, rather than burying them in paperwork.