Monthly Archives: September 2010

South Africa Solar Challenge

The South African Solar Challenge 2010 is an ambitious, two-week race in solar-powered cars throughout South Africa from the 20th September to the 2nd October. Teams are to build their own cars, design their own engineering systems and race those … Continue reading

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Ways to reduce your electricity bill Step three:

Get a geyser blanket The exact savings are hard to predict, but fitting a geyser blanket around your geyser and insulating your hot water pipes is recommended, says Palmer, as these prevent heat loss when the geyser is switched off. … Continue reading

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Ways to reduce your electricity bill – Step Two:

Switch to gas Gas is used extensively for cooking and heating in other parts of the world, but here in SA, we have no pipeline gas, says Palmer. You will need to buy a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) canister which … Continue reading

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Ways to reduce your electricity bill – Step One:

Opting off the grid To live off the electricity grid, says Duncan Palmer from the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, you need a number of solar panels, a wind turbine (depending on where you live), an inverter and … Continue reading

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