Posts tagged as electricity

DoE: New data shows benefits of renewable energy

  The Renewable Energy Data and Information Service (REDIS) has been updated with new data up until June 2017. REDIS provides project data for 121 renewable energy generators, and now features more than one million hourly electricity production data records from 83 plants in operation, from April 2012 to June 2017. In this REDIS update, […]

Hydropower market forecasts regional growth

  The global hydropower market is set to exceed 1300 GW by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. Rising electricity demand coupled with increasing investment towards sustainable energy will stimulate the global hydropower market size. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), hydroelectric generation accounts for over 80% of the […]

Electricity generation mix: Let’s make SA the ultimate winner

  When it comes to the heated energy debate in South Africa, “blessed are the peacemakers” is surely a principle to be encouraged. We need as many cool heads as we can get. So when Dr. Anthonie Cilliers of North-West University writes that he “object(s) strongly” to article titles which make reference to “war” and […]

SANEA thinking energy workshop: grid resilience

  The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will be hosting its Thinking Energy Workshop: Grid Resilience at the Glenhove Conference Centre in Johannesburg on 31 August 2017. This event will provide an opportunity for delegates and experts to share experiences and gain a better understanding of the grid infrastructure in Southern Africa, while providing […]

Solar PV industry association SAPVIA and EE Publishers reach strategic agreement

  The South Africa Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and EE Publishers, the region’s leading energy and electricity sector publisher, have reached an agreement for EE Publishers’ Energize magazine to be the official publication and voice for SAPVIA in Southern Africa. In addition, EE Publishers’ Vector magazine, which covers electrical installations and contracting, switchgear and drives, […]

Parallel operation of standby and primary generator sets

  It is becoming common practice to install a number of smaller sized standby or primary power generator sets rather than a single larger machine. This is done to ensure availability, handle variable loads efficiently, and facilitate maintenance. Efficient operation of paralleled sets requires synchronisation and load balancing, as well as operating machines at the […]

Guide on installing solar PV systems released

  The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), in its ongoing support for and encouragement of solar PV installations and as part of its PV Greencard initiative, has released a comprehensive guide on how to install a solar PV system. The booklet, in PDF format, can be downloaded by clicking here. The guidelines explain the […]

How to ensure quality and safe embedded solar photovoltaic (PV) installations

  As solar PV in South Africa is in the process of transitioning from the utility-scale market into the residential, commercial and industrial (RCI) market segments, the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) is supporting the development of mechanisms to ensure the responsible and sustainable transition into these markets. The PV GreenCard is one such […]

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