Category: Solar


Solar tracking systems, a rising trend

What you need to know about solar tracking systems The best commercial and industrial solar systems are custom designed to meet the needs of your business and make best use of the land or roof space that you have available. New Southern Energy conducts a thorough assessment and careful development prior to designing a new


Community solar – your questions answered

A brief explanation of community solar What is community solar? As much as it would be great to have solar panels on every single roof in the country or in every open land space next to industrial buildings, in reality, that is unfortunately not possible. However, in some countries overseas, such as America, a new


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


Is solar worth it? A good question

What to consider if you are wondering is solar worth it Like any major investment, installing a solar energy system is a big decision, one that is deserves careful consideration. But, as the cost of solar continues to decline and the national grid continues to be somewhat shaky, the decision to go with solar over


Bifacial Solar Modules – an upward trend

What are bifacial solar modules & how do they work? Bifacial solar module – what is it? A bifacial solar cell is a photovoltaic solar cell  that can produce electrical energy when illuminated on both its surfaces, front or rear. The traditional monofacial solar cells only produce energy when photons impinge on their front side.

Renewable Energy Insights

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.


New Southern Energy wins Business Excellence Award for Off-Grid Systems

Africa Rooftop Solar Congress Awards 2022 New Southern Energy has scooped the international Company of the Year, Business Excellence Award for Off-Grid Systems. The prestigious award was presented at the Africa Rooftop Solar Congress Awards 2022, hosted by First View and Solar Quarter, attended by role players, stakeholders and thought leaders across the industry from


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

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