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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Benefit from SWH Rebates while you can

Eskom generates about 95 percent of the electricity used in South Africa. The company has been battling with electricity shortage since January 2008, but its problems date a decade earlier and are due to lack of investment in new capacities … Continue reading

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