A host of additional benefits are likely to flow from the unbundling of Eskom. The changes should also translate into increased investment from the private sector, commercial banks and development partners.
In developing countries, particularly African ones, millions of people are skipping the technological evolution process, leapfrogging over now-obsolete technologies and going straight to modern fixes.
The proliferation of home solar power means previously lightless regions of Africa are getting electrified much faster than predicted—but also in a much different way than predicted.
Over seven decades ago in 1941, Isaac Asimov wrote a short story, “Reason”, in which energy captured from the sun was transmitted via microwave beams to nearby planets from a space station. Flash forward to today, scientists are looking to make that very science fiction dream a reality for Earth.