Tag Archives: Saving Electricity

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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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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Go Green in 4 Weeks!

  Four weeks doesn’t sound like a long time, but by making small changes every day for a month you will be able to tackle the task of Going Green with ease. WEEK 1 Day 1: Start with you paper. … 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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Interesting Facts about Electricity

History The first windmills were developed in Persia in about 600 B.C. About 200 years ago, Alessandro Volta discovered that when two strips of different metals were put in a sulphuric acid solution and connected with a wire, electricity began … Continue reading

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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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