Category: Renewable Energy Insights


Solar energy, an A – Z The basic terms relating to solar energy ( Part 1 )

Solar energy, an A – Z  – Part 1 Solar energy is rapidly increasing in use, proving a cleaner alterative to fossil fuel-based power. However, many people still feel that they need to understand it better. We have put together a short A – Z, covering some of the main concepts related to solar energy


Transparent solar panels – future or fiction?

Are transparent solar panels the way forward? If you heard the phrase transparent solar panels, you would not be alone questioning whether these are too good to be true. However, with new technologies developing exponentially in today’s times, nothing should be dismissed immediately. University researchers in USA have been working on the technology that would


Types of solar panels

A brief overview of the types of solar panels available today Solar energy is top of mind across Africa at the moment as the continent shifts towards renewable energy. Solar power is one of the most pervasive and accessible forms of clean energy. Many business and homes are able to leverage this energy source that


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


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.


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


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


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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