Developments in ammonia for fuel cells

IHI Corporation tested its 1 kW ammonia-fueled solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) in Japan; Project Alkammonia concluded its work on cracked-ammonia-fed alkaline fuel cells (AFC) in the EU; the University of Delaware’s project for low-temperature direct ammonia fuel cells (DAFC) continues with funding from the US Department of Energy’s ARPA-E; and, in Israel, GenCell launched […]

PV battery charger upgrade consumes less power

Victron Energy is expanding grid-connection approvals globally for its new MultiPlus-II 48 V battery inverter-charger, boosting the market for this robust unit that works both on and off-grid. The device connects with a wide range of energy storage systems, from lead-acid and lithium-based batteries to zinc-bromine flow batteries. The unit is easier to install than earlier models with […]

Revolutionary grid technology to be tested

Faraday Grid has announced an agreement with UK Power Networks, for it to trial a new technology which could redefine how the electricity grid works. The company says the technology will create a smart, flexible electricity system which increases the capacity to deliver more renewable energy, such as wind and solar power at a lower […]

Launch of new transformer company

SGB-SMIT, a European transformer specialist and Power Matla, a locally owned black empowered company with investments mainly within the renewable energy, ICT, mining and power utilities markets, launched their new company SGB-SMIT Power Matla recently. The new company, originally Powertech Transformers (PTT), will continue to operate out of its two factories in Pretoria and Cape Town. The […]

Reliable gas turbines up to 567 MW

The availability of electrical power is a major enabler of social and economic development. Wherever power is needed to meet excess peak loads, gas turbines are often an ideal solution. Siemens says its gas turbines are precisely designed to master the dynamic energy market environment. Low lifecycle costs and an excellent return on investment right […]

Largest rooftop solar PV solution in South Africa

The Mall of Africa’s solar PV system, which covers an area of approximately 45 000m² (4,5 ha), is the largest rooftop grid‐tied PV system of its kind in the southern hemisphere and the tenth largest worldwide. The solution is estimated to produce 7800 MWh annually. The energy generated by the solution supports the mall’s day‐to‐day […]