Posts tagged as electricity

Switchgear company embraces local manufacture, diversification

Elias Monage, the CEO of Afika Group – a 100% black-owned company – says his company, which through its subsidiary Afika Power, recently acquired Powertech Switchgear and Powertech QuadPro, will differentiate itself by localisation and diversification. Monage says the company plans to open a factory to manufacture panels and structures for CTs and VTs in […]

Massive growth in energy storage anticipated, conference hears

Energy storage is globally considered to be the new wave in the energy sector following on from and supporting recent developments in renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. It is said that, between 2016 and 2024, about $44-billion will be invested in the construction of new energy storage facilities, with an estimated increase from 162 […]

Eskom’s latest work on the IRP for the DoE rejects nuclear

The findings of the latest work on the draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, IRP 2017, by Eskom for the South African Department of Energy (DoE) are proving to be somewhat problematic for Energy Minister David Mahlobo. Click here to download the full Eskom IRP 2017 study for DoE dated November 2017 As a result, […]

Moving towards the giant battery

When Thomas Edison invented the first light bulb, he never could have foreseen the industry of today – a global connection of wires that brings individual homes and businesses light and electricity. His simple creation paved the way for an industry that our society depends on daily. However, the power industry cannot progress if it […]

Tallest solar tower in the world

GE, BrightSource Energy and Megalim Solar Power has installed the solar receiver steam generator at the 121 MW Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station in Israel’s Negev desert. With the receiver in place, the 250 m tower is now the tallest power tower in the world. When Ashalim is operational, 50 600 software-controlled mirrors, spread over […]

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