Posts tagged as Solar

Remarkable recovery of satellite studying the sun

  After 22 months, on 21 August 2016, NASA scientists re-established contact with STEREO-B, one of NASA’s solar terrestrial relations observatories, after communication was lost on 1 October 2014. Scientists recently started a monthly recovery operation, using NASA’s deep space network, or DSN, which tracks and communicates with missions throughout space. Their persistence was crowned […]

Rugged batteries for reliable PV storage

  Silicon Engineering is the sole agent for BAE-Berlin batteries in South Africa. BAE solar batteries are used in renewable energy applications such as solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation. They are also used in hybrid applications as well as in stand-alone PV systems, which include a very wide range of sizes and application fields. BAE […]

What’s the future for IPPs in South Africa?

  It is most unfair that Eskom now wants to ditch the coal-fired IPPs, when in fact they will be much more useful than the renewables. Moreover, it would be illuminating to see how much cheaper and faster IPP-owned coal-fired power stations can be commissioned than Eskom’s efforts. Coal IPPs should have been the first […]

Seeing through the gloom: seeking stability after subsidy cuts

  The UK has entered a highly uncertain period following the vote for Brexit, but uncertainty was a defining characteristic of the outlook for the solar industry even before the EU referendum.  Concerns about solar investment will be exacerbated by the country’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) and the expectation of a turbulent period […]

PV plant in Prieska achieves commercial operation

  The 125 ha, 86 MW, Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska PV project in the Northern Cape officially started commercial operation on 22 July 2016. Construction was completed after only 17 months. The Prieska-based solar plant is independent power producer (IPP) Sonnedix’s first plant in South Africa and the biggest in its international fleet. The project was developed in […]

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