Posts tagged as Solar

Thin film solar photovoltaic technologies

  The number of projects worldwide using thin film PV in preference  to silicon wafer technology is increasing, and record  efficiencies for different technologies are being claimed. Thin film PV continues to show advantages over other forms, both in manufacturing and performance. This article looks at some of the latest developments in both products and […]

Energize Inbox, May 2014

  This month’s letters deal with the importance of a variety of generation sources all adding to the overall energy supply; appreciation for the opinions and suggestions made in the previous month’s lead editorial; and a reader’s view regarding the cost of nuclear. Send your letters to: energize@ee.co.za Our winning letter: re: Eskom’s CEO departs Sir With […]

New PV projects bring 33 MW of extra power

Construction has already started on two of Africa’s most powerful photovoltaic (PV) plants as part of South Africa’s REIPPP.  These projects will be fitted with 6000 safeTrack Vertec azimuth tracking systems supplied by IdeemaTec Deutschland. Each of the trackers is equipped with 23 modules. The 22 MW Herbert project will use 4000 trackers, while the […]

Bosch ends photovoltaics activities

Bosch is to discontinue its activities in crystalline photovoltaics at the beginning of 2014.  All associated activities will cease with the exception of  Bosch Solar CISTech GmbH in Brandenburg, Germany, which will continue as a development centre for thin-film technology. Its future alignment will be decided at a later date. Over the past years, Bosch […]

Asset manager provides R2,5-billion for 500 MW of solar and wind energy projects

South Africa’s energy generation capacity needs to grow by more than 40 000 MW over the next 20 years, twice as much as what is available today. Futuregrowth Asset Management believes that funding renewable energy projects by private sector capital plays a major role in meeting the urgent need for new generation capacity. Renewable energy […]

Photovoltaic solutions provide means to reduce global energy demand

Demand for energy increases constantly, with electricity consumption growing disproportionately  due to demands of industrial and domestic systems. This focuses greater attention on the need for renewable energy resources. Schneider Electric provides complete photovoltaic solutions for installations of any size – ranging from residential rooftops to utility scale photovoltaic farms. The company offers easy-to-install solar […]

New solar power solution for lifestyle estate

Ubuntu Energy Solutions installed and commissioned a new solar project at the Waterfall Country Estate, in Midrand for Century Property Developments.  The company installed a set of solar trees at Extension 39’s gatehouse. The gatehouse has dual power circuits, with one being powered from the integrated inverter system. During the day, electricity generated through solar […]