Category: Renewable Energy Insights

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Solar technology – new developments

A short overview of new developments in solar technology In the last twenty years, there has been an exponential increase in the use of solar energy across Africa. Almost every sector in trade and industry has started exploring the use of solar technology in their business with many organisations already reaping the benefits. Not only

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Depth of discharge & why this matters

What depth of discharge means for your battery and why this is important Batteries are becoming a popular add-on to solar systems thanks to the extra benefits they add. Batteries offer backup power benefits when the grid goes down or at night. They complete the cycle in off-grid systems, and improve solar economics in grid

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Solar Panel Maintenance – What’s involved

Everything you need to know about solar panel maintenance Accelerated by rising energy costs, frequent electricity interruptions and the movement towards cleaner energy, businesses across the continent are moving to solar energy. From manufacturing, to agriculture, commercial, hospitality and other sectors, the solar revolution is enabling organisations to continue their operations while lowering carbon emissions.

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Solar trends for 2022

As the solar revolution continues in South Arica, here are the top solar trends expected in the year ahead Between frequent load-shedding, rising electricity prices and slow recovery of the national power fleet, the country’s trade and industry sector has embraced the opportunity to pursue independence through solar energy. Additionally, the recently increased licence-exemption cap

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Solar Power Financing – the way forward for solar

The power purchasing agreement – the next evolution in Solar Power Financing Amidst frequent disruptions to production caused by load-shedding, relentlessly rising electricity prices, a sunny climate and low confidence in the potential recovery of the national power fleet, the country’s commercial and industrial sector has embraced the opportunity to self-correct through solar energy. Solar

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Microinverters vs String inverters, which are best?

Microinverters vs String inverters, the pros, and cons Inverters are one of the most important elements of any solar plant. Solar panels convert light to electrical direct current (DC) energy. However, the electrical power in your home or business is alternating current (AC). Inverters transform the energy that your solar system produces into energy you

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Solar Fairy lights – are they worth it?

How to use the sun to power your solar fairy lights The most wonderful time of the year has arrived. It’s time to roll on the festive cheer, unravel your extension cords and string up those fairy lights. They may not look like much, but they do use electricity. If you plan on keeping your

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Solar geysers: An upward trend

A good overview of solar geysers Solar geysers are rapidly increasing in popularity. Drive past any new housing development and one will see geysers propped up all over roof tops. Technically, people have used solar energy to heat water for centuries. However, solar geysers have only become mass produced and commercially viable in the past

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Solar lights, a great alternative

The ins and outs of solar lights Solar energy has many diverse applications. Additional to the traditional rooftop or ground mounted solar system installation, you can benefit from this form of renewable energy with solar lights that capture, store, and use the sun’s energy to light up your property. Solar lights – How do they

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Hybrid inverters – What you need to know

A brief description of hybrid inverters These days, there are multiple options available when it comes to selecting a solar inverter. These inverters vary in size, efficiency, performance, and capabilities. If you’re thinking about adding a battery to your solar panel system now or in the future, you may wish to consider opting for a

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