According to a report by the South African engineering news website on September 15, the energy think tank Ember released a report stating that in the first half of 2023, the number of solar panels imported by South Africa from China increased by 187% year-on-year to 3.4GW, which is almost equivalent to the peak production capacity of Duvha or Matla power stations. hours of power generation. The report shows that South Africa has imported up to 4GW of solar panels from China in the past 12 months, and its power generation is equivalent to about 3% of South Africa's annual demand. The report pointed out that "frequent power outages" are one of the reasons for South African residents to increase the installation of rooftop solar energy, while the South African government's introduction of short-term tax incentives also played a role.