Archive for October, 2017

Eskom’s transmission network to be expanded significantly

Speaking at the power utility’s annual public forum on transmission and distribution planning, Thava Govender, the utility’s group executive for transmission and acting group executive for risk and sustainability,  said the power utility plans to add an additional 6700 km of high voltage lines and 41 000 MVA transformation equipment the its transmission network over […]

Energy storage for Robben Island solar microgrid

SOLA Future Energy has designed and constructed a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island. The system consists of a solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, combined with a lithium-ion battery storage facility and smart controllers to ensure a seamless electricity supply. Robben Island has an energy usage profile that comprises residential needs, desalination, harbour, and offices; in […]

Kilonova gravitational-wave captured

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event as two neutron stars merged in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130-million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. On 27 August 2017, the space agency’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful […]

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