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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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!

1 year 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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Eskom’s new boss acknowledges the need for renewables but…..

1 year ago

Andre de Ruyter seems to be a bit more forthcoming about where Eskom is going. That is a good thing. Turning a ship around going this fast in the wrong direction is no easy task, ask the captain of Titanic. One of the first things Eskom did going into lockdown was stop purchasing power from…

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Supply chains and COVID-19

1 year ago

The onset of this virus across the globe has created havoc in the economies everywhere. The possible exceptions being Zimbabwe and the newly socialist Venezuela. The virus had not yet hit South Africa and we were already feeling the effects as our heavy reliance on Chinese industry began to take effect. The majority of manufactured…

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Western Cape on the verge of become load shedding free

1 year ago

The DA led Western Cape is set to become the leader in how things can be done when there is political will. They have been at the forefront of solar development for the past few years already and this comes as no surprise. They are known to have stringent SSEG processes, but you know that…

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Graham Berman Refrigeration Services (Pty) Ltd – the preparation begins

1 year ago

The shut down in China is causing havoc in the local solar industry as panels, battery cells, batteries and many other bits and pieces are delayed. The two virus strains one being Eskom and the other Corona, conspire against us, but we love our work! Contact us for a consultation: Ralph 083 307 8298/ greengridprojectsrsa@gmail.com

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long awaited action at Eskom still is not enough

1 year ago

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/de-ruyter-cracks-whip-at-eskom-lifestyle-audits-extended-to-lower-level-staff-20200216 Nice to see a man of action at the helm. It still will not be enough to maintain the current grid, we still need to generate more capacity. This is very achievable and even in the short term. There are already, conservatively, over 50 000 pv panels in Johannesburg. Most of these panels do…

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