The average South African's saying: "Renewable Energy is expensive and we'll use candles when there is load shedding".
It's about choices. My neighbour drives an expensive SUV, but has load shedding - and she uses candles.
I drive a Renault Clio and put in a system so that I don't have load shedding and my total cost is less than her SUV.
Which is cheaper?
And read about the Mercedes on my roof.
NEVER look at prices individually. Yes, my electricity was more expensive then my neighbour's, but my TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP and my TOTAL COST OF LIVING was and is less than hers. And I have less stress because I don't have load shedding.