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Solar Energy

Solar PV power ideal for peak lopping

By: Jonathan Rodin     24th January 2014 South African consumers can expect an added expense from municipal authorities with the imminent arrival of smart metering for electricity consumption, but solar photovoltaic (PV) power may provide a solution, says power protection and management solutions provider Powermode MD Jack Ward. 

Hybrid energy management system reduces diesel consumption by up to 30%

25th January 2013 Local solar supply and installation specialist Sinetech has been appointed sole supplier of a hybrid energy management system that can be installed as an additional source of energy to reduce the fuel consumption of diesel generators and, therefore, their operating costs. The D:Hybrid... 

Solar developer sees project scope beyond DoE-led programme

By: Samantha Herbst     25th January 2013 South Africa’s much-praised Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) should be seen as only one part of the nation’s renewable-energy opportunity, states large-scale solar power plant developer Ciel & Terre South Africa business development manager Yoann Joyeux. Addressing... 

Renewable energy an ‘embryonic industry’ in SA, says global consultancy group

By: Samantha Herbst     25th January 2013 South Africa is in a good position to capitalise on and develop a solar energy market as a result of the country’s abundant solar resources and positive irradiation coverage, compared with other active solar energy producers worldwide, says global engineering and development consultancy Mott... 

DA launches solar light campaign for informal settlements 

By: Samantha Herbst     25th January 2013 The Democratic Alliance (DA), in collaboration with solar panel installation company Energy Systems Africa (ES Africa), has launched a campaign to provide solar light and energy for informal settlements in Gauteng and, eventually, to the rest of South Africa. Seventy-three pilot solar power units... 

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