Posts tagged as Water

Power and water: Leliefontein pump-as-turbine station

Originally intended to be a booster station, Leliefontein’s location proved ideal for the establishment of a mini hydro-electric power station. The project, a marriage between the civil, mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines, shows how municipalities can use low cost, off the shelf equipment to generate clean power in their existing infrastructure. Wellington is home to […]

Borehole pump supplies international hotel

The Southern African Renewable Energy Association (SAREA) reports that Radisson Blu’s Granger Bay hotel in Cape Town has disconnected itself from the city’s drinking water network and sources its water via a seawater desalination system. The system draws water from a 100 m deep borehole under the hotel. The decision was made during the region’s […]

Large-scale South African solar water-heating projects save money and the environment

Industry uses more energy in the form of heat than as electricity, giving South African companies the perfect opportunity to exploit the country’s abundant solar and wind resources to produce power and heat for the re-industrialisation of the country. Speaking at the launch of two of Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative’s (Soltrain’s) […]

Plastic waste to energy converter solves pollution problem

Recor says its “swallow all” technology can convert waste into electricity, gas, heat, steam and even liquid fuels. The company says it has developed a world first containerised solution that delivers stored power and water from any type of waste. This is ideal for disaster relief programmes, remote off-grid communities, islands, war zones, etc. Apparently […]