Blog author by: James Tennell

y replacing your home’s five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save R1200 each year. Compared to traditional incandescents, energy-efficient lightbulbs such as halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light emitting diodes (LEDs) have the

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The City of Johannesburg has suffered a setback in its bid to resolve a long-standing billing crisis‚ which has been a headache for residents for several years. Even Nelson Mandela and the ANC headquarters have been victims of municipal bungling. Mayor Herman Mashaba has made

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In a post load-shedding world, the South African market has settled on heat pumps and solar water heaters to fight increasing electricity tariffs, according to Cala van der Westhuizen, head of marketing at Energy Partners South Africa. Speaking to Property Wheel, van der Westhuizen noted that water heating accounts for as

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All grid-tied installations, irrespective of the size, have to follow the process outlined by City Power for the Johannesburg metropolitan.   PV system installation in Johannesburg All City of Johannesburg customers planning for PV system installation should follow the permit application process prior to installation

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According to the International Energy Agency, solar installations jumped by 50% year over year in 2016. Half of the installations came in China as the country continues to grow it’s green energy portfolio. Between 70 and 75 gigawatts of solar was installed last year. Overall

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Dutch start-up Lightyear plans to bring a commercial solar car to the market in 2019. The first vehicle, the Lightyear One, is an electric four-wheel drive car that can handle rough terrain and has a battery range of 800km, charged by the sun. Production of the

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Big Auto gets a lot of criticism here. The problem for large automakers is that they will crush their own finances and have to write off massive investments if they rapidly shift to electric transport, but they are exposing themselves to great threat if they are too slow electrifying

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Google will purchase all the electricity generated by the largest solar park in the Netherlands over the next decade to power a recently opened data centre housing thousands of servers, the US internet company and energy provider Eneco said on Friday. It is part of

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The City of Johannesburg has announced a “serious failure” in its customer statement delivery system for April accounts. On Wednesday mayor Herman Mashaba said the automated system had never produced an error of this margin, and it was suspected someone had tampered with it. He

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Whether a home solar electric system will work for you depends on the available sun (resource), available space for the system size you need, the economics of the investment, and the local permits required. | Photo courtesy of Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

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