Engineering News | Solar Energy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/solar-energy Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:20:28 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Microgrids using solar energy to meet energy demands http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/microgrids-using-solar-energy-to-meet-energy-demands-2018-01-26 Victor Moolman Solar Energy Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 474891 1516688536 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000699997_resized_solarpanelsgreenbuildingenvironmentalsustainability052017enterprisesuniversityofpretoria1022.jpg SOLAR SOLUTION Providing power through solar power projects is just one of many solutions that could grant electricity access to communities 511 287 Need for more energy increases demand for solar power http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/need-for-more-energy-increases-demand-for-solar-derived-power-2018-01-26 Victor Moolman Solar Energy Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 474772 1516688535 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000699744_resized_abengoasolarkhisolaroneparabolictroughcspupingtonnortherncape710220315duane.jpg WIDESPREAD POWER There are several solar farms across the member countries of the Southern African Development Community 511 287 Solar energy can reduce tariff hike strain on consumers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/constitutional-court-ruling-could-lead-to-price-hikes-for-south-africans-2018-01-26 Victor Moolman Solar Energy Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 474888 1516688535 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Three-year project reaches completion http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/three-year-project-reaches-completion-2018-01-26 Victor Moolman Solar Energy Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 475066 1516970454 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 School installs solar system at boarding house http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/school-installs-solar-system-at-boarding-house-2018-01-26 Victor Moolman Solar Energy Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 474883 1516970472 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company supplies solar electricity system to NPO http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-supplies-solar-electricity-system-to-npo-2017-01-27 Sascha Solomons Solar Energy Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439250 1485238955 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Solar opportunities raised at exhibition http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-opportunities-raised-at-exhibition-2017-01-27 Sascha Solomons Solar Energy Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439259 1485238956 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Solar LED light available in Southern Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-led-light-available-in-southern-africa-2017-01-27 Sascha Solomons Solar Energy Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439232 1485238955 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000616597_resized_solarecosystemsafricanoorsolarstreetlight001171022.jpg SOLAR LED STREET LIGHTING Solar Eco Systems Africa’s range of self-sustaining solar LED street lighting combine enhanced aesthetics and the latest PV and LED technology 511 287 Ongoing solar projects promote IPP success http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ongoing-solar-projects-promote-independent-power-producer-programme-success-2017-01-27 Sascha Solomons Solar Energy Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439271 1485501568 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000617511_resized_pic1022.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/66287_2016-11-15_sener_-_hd_web.mp455960078Sener’s Southern Africa regional MD Siyabonga Mbanjwa discusses the importance of solar energy, as well as current projects the company is working on. Sener’s Southern Africa regional MD Siyabonga Mbanjwa discusses the importance of solar energy, as well as current projects the company is working on. Electronics company boasts unique PID inverter http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/electronics-company-boasts-unique-pid-inverter-2017-01-27 Sascha Solomons Solar Energy Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439170 1486562227 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000616345_resized_omronsolarspecialistrossallan0117jpg1022.jpg ROSS ALLAN Many residential and business consumers aim to produce their own electricity and rely less on Eskom 511 287 Power supplier provides solar power for rural areas in South Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/power-supplier-provides-solar-power-for-rural-areas-in-sa-2016-01-22 Malusi Mkhize Solar Energy Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 396755 1453126551 1453413600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000501828_resized_sintechopen21022.jpeg OFF-GRID POWER SOLUTIONS Sinetech’s Compact Solar Systems provide primary and backup solar power solutions for rural, residential and business applications 511 287 DST identifies solar energy game changers through R&D projects http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/dst-identifies-solar-energy-game-changers-through-rd-projects-2016-01-22 Malusi Mkhize Solar Energy Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 396760 1453126551 1453413600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000501855_resized_mmbonenimuofheweb02151022duane.jpeg MMBONENI MUOFHE Solar solutions applications in households will continue to increase as electricity prices continue to rise 511 287 Solar power grid-tied systems yield energy cost efficiency http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-power-grid-tied-systems-yield-energy-cost-efficiency-2016-01-22 Malusi Mkhize Solar Energy Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 396743 1453126551 1453413600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000502733_resized_solarpanelsrenewablesenergy1022.jpg ENERGY CERTAINTY Solar power helps to provide certainty over energy cost 511 287 Natural light solar lamps arrive in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/natural-light-solar-lamps-arrive-in-africa-2016-01-22 Malusi Mkhize Solar Energy Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 396735 1453126551 1453413600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000501784_resized_solarlamp.jpeg LIGHTING UP AFRICA Natural light solar lamps to light up Africa 511 287 CSIR solar plant strives for 100% off-grid switch http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/csir-solar-plant-strives-for-100-off-grid-switch-2016-01-22 Malusi Mkhize Solar Energy Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 396349 1453126551 1453413600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000500761_resized_solarpaneljiwi.jpeg OFFGRID PROSPECTS CSIR’s Pretoria campus aims to go 100% offgrid through its new solar photovoltaic plant 511 287 Consulting firm wins LTA contract for NC solar projects http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/consulting-firm-wins-lta-contract-for-nc-solar-projects-2015-12-11 Dylan Stewart TOP ENERGY PROJECTS Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 394495 1453126550 1453413600 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000495328_resized_konkoonsiessolarplantaerial41022.jpg SMALL IN COMPARISON Konkoonsies I is 10 MW peak while Konkoonsies II will be 86 MW peak 511 287 Solar solutions provider develops direct solar heating solution for colder conditions http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-solutions-provider-develops-direct-solar-heating-solution-for-colder-conditions-2016-01-22 Malusi Mkhize Solar Energy Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 396748 1453126551 1453413600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000501822_resized_solarbeam21022.jpeg GOING DIRECT Solar Beam’s new direct solar water heating system functions in all weather conditions 511 287 New solar energy long-term rental solution launched http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-solar-energy-long-term-rental-solution-launched-2015-01-23 Mia Breytenbach Solar Energy Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200 355214 1421734837 1421964000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000381372_resized_solarplus1022.jpeg MASS ADOPTION SolarPlus’s goal is to implement its systems at 200 000 homes within a ten-year period 511 287 R8m solar PV system launched at Gauteng mall http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/r8m-solar-pv-system-launched-at-gauteng-mall-2015-01-23 Mia Breytenbach Solar Energy Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200 355272 1421734837 1421964000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000381572_resized_solareff1022.jpeg SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY The facility comprises 2 000 solar panels covering a surface area of 4 000 m2 and produces approximately 843 MWh/y 511 287 Solar PV industry experiencing positive response, market boost http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-pv-industry-experiencing-positive-response-market-boost-2015-01-23 Mia Breytenbach Solar Energy Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200 355206 1420811250 1421964000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000381358_resized_powermodebloombergsolarpanelsarecleanedatapowerstationinnewdelhi15021682h9464991022.jpeg AGGRESSIVE TAKE-OFF Powermode’s average monthly installations have increased from about seven to more than 15 installations, for this month 511 287 Solar water heating and photovoltaic solution growth increase expected http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-water-heating-and-photovoltaic-solution-growth-increase-expected-2015-01-23 Mia Breytenbach Solar Energy Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200 355800 1421734837 1421964000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000383732_resized_enerjeticcep241621000easysolar1022.jpeg POPULAR DEMAND The Victron EasySolar 1600 solution generates sufficient power to run the critical components of a home for up to 48 hours 511 287 REIPPPP solar facilities surpass predicted performance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/reipppp-solar-facilities-surpass-predicted-performance-2015-01-23 Mia Breytenbach Solar Energy Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200 355231 1421734837 1421964000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000381451_resized_ariessolarippid1631022.jpeg EXCEEDING PERFORMANCE The Airies and Konkoonsies facilities started to deliver a combined 20 MW of electricity to the national grid in early December 2013 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/53038_23-01_operation_video_aries_solar_and_konkoonsies_solar.mp435254094Konkoonsies and Aries solar facilities are constructed in the Northern Cape. Konkoonsies and Aries solar facilities are constructed in the Northern Cape. Tech partners in resolving project issues http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/technical-partners-fundamental-in-project-issue-resolutions-2015-01-23 Mia Breytenbach Solar Energy Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200 355405 1421747313 1421964000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000382011_resized_solarconstruction1022reuters.jpeg TECHNICAL NECESSITY Professional technical partners can provide advisory services for solar projects to reduce technical, quality and contractual issues 511 287 Solar industry nascent, should tap into localisation potential http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-industry-nascent-should-tap-into-localisation-potential-2015-01-23 Mia Breytenbach Solar Energy Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200 355780 1422262760 1421964000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000382911_resized_solar1022bloomberg.jpeg UNTAPPED POTENTIAL There is significant scope to look at the localisation of the total solar supply chain 511 287 JA Solar strategy in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ja-solar-strategy-in-africa-2014-01-21 Creamer Media Reporter Solar Energy Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0200 317991 1390297481 1390514400 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000281884_resized_vineyardhotelcapetown20kwproject1022.jpg VINEYARD HOTEL AND SPA The hotel has made a commitment to “living green” and has implemented environmental and social responsible decision making 511 287 Zimbabwe leads with solar toll gates http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/zimbabwe-leads-the-world-in-solar-powered-toll-gates-2014-01-24 Jonathan Rodin Solar Energy Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0200 316935 1390566839 1390514400 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 Solar power transforms urban and rural life http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-power-transforms-urban-and-rural-life-2014-01-24 Jonathan Rodin Solar Energy Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0200 316579 1390566851 1390514400 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 Solar energy beneficial to the commercial and industrial sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-energy-beneficial-to-the-commercial-and-industrial-sector-2014-01-24 Jonathan Rodin Solar Energy Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0200 316572 1390566873 1390514400 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000278788_resized_mustek2.jpg CONSCIENTIOUS COMPETENCE Companies are not expected to reduce their energy use by switching off machines. Instead, machines must be run in an energy-saving way using solar power 511 340 Solar PV power ideal for peak lopping http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-pv-power-ideal-for-peak-lopping-2014-01-24 Jonathan Rodin Solar Energy Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0200 316582 1390566894 1390514400 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000279486_resized_powerlines5.jpg A STORM IS BREWING Spikes in electricity consumption are increasingly difficult to manage 511 361 Hybrid energy management system reduces diesel consumption by up to 30% http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hybrid-energy-management-system-reduces-diesel-consumption-by-up-to-30-2013-01-25 Samantha Herbst Solar Energy Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0200 279139 1359051754 1359064800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Solar developer sees project scope beyond DoE-led programme http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solar-developer-sees-project-scope-beyond-doe-led-programme-2013-01-25 Samantha Herbst Solar Energy Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0200 279140 1359051802 1359064800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Renewable energy an ‘embryonic industry’ in SA, says global consultancy group http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/renewable-energy-an-embryonic-industry-in-sa-says-global-consultancy-group-2013-01-25 Samantha Herbst Solar Energy Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0200 278549 1359107557 1359064800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 DA launches solar light campaign for informal settlements http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/da-launches-solar-light-campaign-for-informal-settlements-2013-01-25 Samantha Herbst Solar Energy Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0200 278557 1366383377 1359064800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0