Category Archives: Solar Power

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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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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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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Securing energy needs

Everyone in the energy (petroleum) industry talks about security of supply. In the case of electricity security of supply, feedstock (mainly coal) for base-load power station is locally available, whereas in the petroleum industry analysts are concerned that almost 100% … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts about Electricity

A spark of static electricity can measure up to three thousand (3,000) volts. A bolt of lightning can measure up to three million (3,000,000) volts – and it lasts less than one second! Electricity always tries to find the easiest … Continue reading

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Fascinating Facts about Energy

Science Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be converted from one form to another. Find an elastic band, and stretch it out. The stretched rubber band has potential energy. If you let it go, it moves and … 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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