Category Archives: Solar Energy

Risk of Load Shedding – 17 June 2014

June 17, 2014   Reduce electricity usage to minimize risk of load shedding  In order to reduce the risk of load shedding, please reduce the use of electricity by at least 9pm by switching off swimming pool pumps, geysers and … Continue reading

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Load Shedding implemented in Port Elizabeth again.

March 6, 2014 Electricity load shedding currently being implemented The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is currently implementing a load shedding schedule as directed by Eskom. Group 5 (New Brighton, Seaview, Walker Drive and Brickmakerskloof amongst others) and group 6 (Vuyisile … Continue reading

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GREEN FUND RUN 2012 – Grahamstown

Help to improve environmental sustainability at Rhodes and in Grahamstown The Rhodes University Green Fund is designed to promote environmental sustainability at Rhodes and in Grahamstown more generally. This is a great opportunity for Grahamstown NGO’s to be part of … Continue reading

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Possibly Steep Municipal Increases during 2012

Residents may have to brace themselves for steep increases when the new municipal service charge comes into effect on July 1 this year. It is expected that electricity will increase with a massive 25% , while rates and service charges … Continue reading

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Moontlike Kragtekort in Nelson Mandela Metro

Indien kragverbruik nie dringend met ten minste 10% verminder nie, kan inwoners hulle gereed maak vir beurtkrag. So waarsku Eskom, die nasionale kragvoorsiener, wat al vir die afgelope paar weke sukkel om aan die verwagte vraag te voorsien. Die kragvoorsiener- … Continue reading

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With Yes Solar your solar geyser will pay for itself!

“Last year I installed those solar panels in my house for the geyser, that energy-efficient kind. Today, I got a call from the contractor who installed it. He complained that the work had been completed a year ago and I … Continue reading

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Subsidies vir sonkraggeisers droop op!

Die installering van laedruk-sonkraggeisers in die Baai is voorlopig gestaak omdat Eskom se subsidies daarvoor opgedroog het. Die sondraggeisers is n Eskom-projek en word deur hom gefinansier. Sowat 30 586 geisers is al by regeringshuise hier aangebring. George Ferreira, van die … Continue reading

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Wind Power in South Africa

Kilian Hagemann, director at G7 Renewable Energies (one of SA’s leading large-scale wind farm developers), rates wind power as the leading technology available to meet South Africa’s renewable energy targets. “It’s the only technology that has really been successfully rolled … Continue reading

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Load shedding – again?

With winter not in full swung yet South Africa’s electricity shortages are so severe that Eskom is regularly cutting supply to some of its major clients to prevent the entire supply network to collapse. During peak times last month Eskom … Continue reading

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What is Climate Change?

Outline of the potential problem of climate change and its cause as understood by the South African Weather Service The climate of the world varies from one decade to another, and a changing climate is natural and expected. However, there … Continue reading

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