Posts tagged as Solar

US energy giant says renewables and batteries beat coal, gas and nuclear power

The energy industry is in the grip of massive change, with the cost of renewables and battery storage – without subsidies – beating gas, as well as existing coal and nuclear on costs. This is the view of Jim Robo, the CEO, president and chairman of NextEra, the biggest and most successful utility in the […]

South Africa should open the door wider for renewables

South Africa’s advanced industrial and financial sectors, together with its abundant natural resources, have contributed in making it the second largest economy in Africa. But to bring power to the remotest corners of the country, to maintain its economic growth momentum and to reduce its carbon footprint, it must accelerate the adoption of efficient, economic, […]

Updated inverters and optimisers on the cards

SolarEdge is previewing a new version of its 120 kW three-phase inverter with synergy technology which is designed to enable quick and easy installation and inventory management. The company will also launch a new commercial power optimiser with two MPP trackers which connects to up to four modules. The new commercial inverter and power optimiser […]

Power developments in Africa, October 2019

PV project grows Egypt’s renewable energy portfolio A new 50 MW solar power plant is to be built in Egypt. The plant, which will be built in Zafarana, will be funded by the German Development Bank and is expected start delivering power before the end of 2020. The Zafarana plant is the second project executed […]

Solar company opens new warehouse in Cape Town

Sharp’s global reach is unparalleled when it comes to solar power. The company has been distributing panels for 60 years and its high-performance solar modules continue to exceed expectations in the industry. Segen Solar is the exclusive distributor for Sharp solar products in South Africa. The company’s warehouses in Johannesburg and Cape Town make the […]

Managing and operating solar assets: Five key considerations

PV was supposed to be like any other energy source: You invest in the infrastructure and then it pretty much runs itself from thereon. But US solar asset owners have found that is not the case. The landscape for PV operations keeps changing. This article discusses five trends which could have a material impact on […]

Response to the application for import tariffs on solar panels

BusinessChief.com reports that SegenSolar, a southern African subsidiary of the UK’s Segen group, has offered an opinion on South Africa’s proposed introduction of tariffs on all imported crystaline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. On 29 March 2019, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa published an application proposing the introduction of tariffs on all […]