Northern Cape solar project achieves construction milestone

De Aar Solar Power achieved a major milestone this week when it installed its final solar panel.  Over 167 000 solar panels have been installed on the project in the last five months, making it one of the few IPPs of this scale to reach this construction target in the Northern Cape area. During the […]

Creating high performance buildings

Artur Socha, Buildings Division product manager at Schneider Electric South Africa, says that buildings are no longer simply there to house employees and run businesses. Energy efficiency has become part of the overall business strategy, resulting in executives having to look beyond their core business, identifying how the building functions and operates and how space […]

Largest PV in the agricultural sector

SolarWorld Africa together with EPC partner African Technical Innovations, has commenced supply and installation of Southern Africa’s largest agricultural rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system for Ceres Fruit Growers. The 4060 polycrystalline panels are being installed on four north-facing roofs of the customer’s coldrooms. The system will supply the refrigeration compressor rooms during the peak season. The […]

Motor supply contract renewed

Sasol has contracted Zest Electric Motors, part of the Zest WEG Group, for the supply of low voltage electric motors. Gary Daines, the company’s director for sales and marketing, said that the contract covers Sasol’s sites in Sasolburg and Secunda, as well as Sasol Mining and includes products developed to meet the specific needs of […]