Posts tagged as Renewable energy

X-rays reveal details of plastic solar cell production

  Plastic solar cells are light, easy to install, and readily produced using a printer. Nevertheless, the processes that take place on the molecular scale during the production of organic solar cells are not yet entirely clear. Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now managed to observe these processes in real time. […]

Renewable energy bid selection and allocation criteria in SA flawed

  The current bid selection criteria of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) programme’s narrow evaluation and spatial blindness favours projects that are not necessarily the least-cost option for renewable energy at the point of consumption. This not only impacts energy costs for Eskom, and therefore for consumers, but also creates transmission congestion […]

Energize Inbox, September 2015

This month’s winning letter re: Renewable energy is the right thing to do Sir You claim renewable energy is “the right thing to do” (page 3, Energize, July 2015). Really? Since when was the supply of energy a moral issue? Yes, the REIPPPP has been a spectacular success, but let us not forget it has […]

Energize Inbox, August 2015

Our winning letter re: Installing renewable energy is not an indulgence, it is the right thing to do Sir I refer to the numerous articles about the successes of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement (REIPPP) programme which was launched in 2011 that have been written in the past. The most recent of which was […]