solar power

  1. Jamie McKane

    Renewable energy stopped stage 6 load-shedding in South Africa

    Renewable energy stopped stage 6 load-shedding in South Africa The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has found that renewable energy helped combat load-shedding in the first quarter of 2019. The CSIR said that variable renewable energy (VRE) helped to relieve pressure on...
  2. DMNknight

    [Wanted] Electrician & Solar power enthusiast

    I'm looking to install a complete solar power solution at home and have sourced most of the parts necessary. However, what's missing is an Electrician that is willing to take on this job with a certain amount of enthusiasm because it deals with a few less than conventional, but proven working...
  3. Ryansr

    iShack in a nutshell - Solar Powered Shacks

    Great initiative. :)
  4. Kevin Lancaster

    Confirmed: Solar power much cheaper than nuclear and coal in South Africa

    Confirmed: Solar power much cheaper than nuclear and coal in South Africa New CSIR research reveals the cost of power generation using wind, solar PV, baseload coal IPP, baseload Eskom coal, and nuclear.
  5. Zoomzoom

    Solar Panels instead of Solar Geyser?

    Anyone tried this? http://geniusconcepts.co.za/solar/ seems a lot cheaper than a solar geyser to install and kind of the 'best of both worlds'. thoughts? input? experience? better options?
  6. Kevin Lancaster

    New invention to increase solar panel performance

    New invention to increase solar panel performance Stanford engineers have developed a transparent overlay that increases efficiency by cooling solar cells.
  7. Kevin Lancaster

    SA’s wind and solar power busts major renewable energy myth

    South Africa’s wind and solar power busts major renewable energy myth South Africa’s wind and solar power generation patterns have busted one of the biggest renewable energy myths.
  8. P

    General advice re backup lighting idea and running servers via solar/battery

    Greetings all I have absolutely no experience and very little knowledge on the subject of solar-cum-battery power so I ask your forbearance if some of my questions are stupid. I have had 2 ideas regarding solutions to the problems caused by load shedding blackouts. But I'm not sure of the...
  9. Kevin Lancaster

    Solar-powered plane to fly around the world

    Solar-powered plane to fly around the world A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel
  10. Kevin Lancaster

    Massive solar thermal electricity plant launched in SA

    Massive solar thermal electricity plant launched in South Africa KaXu Solar One, the biggest solar thermal electricity plant in the southern hemisphere, was opened in the Northern Cape this week
  11. Kevin Lancaster

    Apple to build R9-billion solar power plant

    Apple to build R9-billion solar power plant Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant’s new corporate headquarters
  12. Kevin Lancaster

    Solar-powered PC classroom is completely off the grid

    Solar-powered PC lab is completely off the grid Thanks to its solar-powered PC lab, a KwaZulu-Natal school doesn’t have to worry about Eskom load shedding interrupting its IT lessons
  13. Kevin Lancaster

    Two new massive solar plants for South Africa

    Two new massive solar plants for SA Two more concentrating solar power plants will be built in the Northern Cape, according to the Department of Energy
  14. Kevin Lancaster

    University of Johannesburg solar car wins innovation award

    University of Johannesburg solar car wins innovation award The University of Johannesburg has received the award for technology and innovation at the 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge
  15. Kevin Lancaster

    Jinko Solar to open R80 million facility in Cape Town

    R80 million U.S. solar plant to open in Cape Town United States company Jinko Solar will open its R80 million, 120 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) module production facility in Cape Town
  16. Nod

    Germany produces half of energy with solar

    Source: http://www.thelocal.de/20140619/germany-produces-half-of-electricity-needs-with-solar-power/ If they can do this, why are we so far behind, keeping in mind that we have the best weather for it?
  17. jes

    Foxconn looks to China's troubled solar industry

    Foxconn looks beyond Apple to troubled solar industry Foxconn, best known for assembling iPhones, will decide whether to branch off into making solar panels in China.
  18. jes

    "Bottled sunlight" next step for solar energy storage

    "Bottled sunlight" next step for solar energy storage “We can’t just rely on sunlight. We’ve got to bottle the sunlight.”
  19. jes

    Google invests in South African solar energy plant

    Google invests in South African solar energy plant Consortium will build, own and operate the 96 megawatt solar project, which will be one of the largest solar installations on the continent
  20. Y

    First Solar Power station in South Africa, where is it?

    I remembered last year Zuma said at Durban COP about build first Solar Power station in South Africa. But it's not say where and when. Recently I came cross a post http://satags.com/post/22805708133/first-solar-power It might mean the power station will be at Uppington Is anyone here have the...
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