Archive for May, 2017

South African Flameproof Association hosts annual symposium

  The South African Flameproof Association, (SAFA) hosted its annual symposium at the Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo on 25 May 2017. The conference, which was very well-attended, started off with a keynote address on the history of the legal requirements pertaining to explosion-proof (Ex) industrial installations by legislative compliance specialist Jaco Swartz. Other […]

Namibia goes for wind power

  WSP, the technical advisor to Diaz Wind Power, working with a joint venture between the United Africa Group and Quantum Power, will build a 44 MW wind farm in Lüderitz. The Diaz Wind Farm will be the country’s first clean energy project and a major step to harness the full potential of wind resources […]

13th IESSA Conference and ISA South Africa International SSL Forum

  In her welcoming address at the 13th IESSA conference and AGM, IESSA president Natasha Nel-Sakharova reminded delegates that the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA) is an independent, non-profit organisation representing the lighting industry in South Africa. Its mission, she said, is to support the practical implementation of internationally recognised lighting practices in […]

Deep-cycle batteries for solar applications

  Trojan Battery has launched its new line of maintenance-free, true deep-cycle absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries specifically designed for solar and other renewable energy applications. With its non-spillable design, the new batteries enable installers to customise the use and position of the batteries in customer applications, and are certified for non-hazardous shipping. This battery […]

Highest number of RE installations in SA

  Specialist electrical contractor, Brand Engineering, has carried out the highest number of utility-scale solar renewable energy (RE) installations in South Africa. It has become a key construction partner for RE developers, and is responsible for the generation of 360 MW of power for the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme projects and other […]