Photovoltaic olympics – Citius – Altius – Fortius

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Photovoltaic olympics – Citius – Altius – Fortius

1 year ago

Faster. Higher. Stronger. The case of advancements in the renewable industry is very similar to the advancement theory in computers. Moore’s Law (originally more an observation) basically says that the ability of a computer will double every 2 years while remaining the same size or, visa versa. The is an over-simplification, but you get the…

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The cons to PV panels and hybrid systems

1 year ago

There is no perfect system. The ideal is to have the best of all worlds which is why hybrid systems are so effective. We have an exceptional climate for solar in southern Africa. blessed with abundant sunshine, PV is a really great option for us. There is that dreaded ‘terms and conditions’ that come with…

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Eskom to cut off non-paying municipalities

1 year ago

A recent court case between Pioneer food and Eskom has found that even though Pioneer is paying their electricity bill to the municipality, the municipality is not paying Eskom. The municipality is in default. The issue lies between Eskom and the municipality, NOT the indirect client despite their bill being paid in full! The court…

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convert to solar now! Here is why:

1 year ago

Eskom have released their latest results. There are absolutely no surprises there. A death spiral in aviation terms is essentially when a plane loses control and spins to its logical conclusion and ultimate demise. On the very rare occasion a plane may recover from this mechanical and aerodynamic nightmare, this usually takes the form of…

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Why Eskom hides the facts from you

1 year ago

Essentially all South African State Owned Enterprises have failed, with one notable exception: SARS. It is a fact that in every country in the world, dysfunctional, or not, the revenue collection service always seems to be well staffed and efficient. Why is the same standard not set for the other state institutions instead of using…

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Eskom is after pilfered money. How does that help you?

2 years ago

The positive action behind chasing money that various dubious characters pilfered from the failed SOE appears to be at hand. The sabre rattling in the press from Eskom and the SIU is a small step in the right direction. This could take years in court once the ball starts rolling and the past executives with…

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Challenging 1PH hybrid solar system with very limited roof space

2 years ago

The interesting part about each site we install is how well we have looked at the challenges the site is going to present. The better we have prepared, the more likely the installation will go smoothly. There is always a challenge along the way and if a solar installer has not visited your site to…

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First Covid, now Eskom, the pain is set to get worse

2 years ago

South Africa was not in a great position to start off with. Downgrades from all three major credit rating agencies just in time for Covid to hit us with a double whammy. A triple whammy more like it after years or financial corruption and mismanagement by the ruling party. Government through two other arms are…

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running toward the dark

2 years ago

Despite the fact that the country has been running at 30% capacity and less since lockdown began, you would think that the pressure on our electricity grid would be close to zero. A drive around Gauteng would have shown you otherwise. As an essential services business (mostly on the refrigeration side to The Vaccine Bureau),…

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If you have a solar energy system, your amortisation schedule just got a whole lot better!

2 years ago

The (NERSA) National Energy Regulator of South Africa, has just been given approval to clawback R13.3 billion rand from the (RCA) Regulatory Clearing Account for the 2018/19 year. This is still way short of the R27.3 billion that Eskom actually indented for. What it means is that although actual tariffs (with NERSA’s approval) are being…

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