Thursday, 28 January 2016

SA's developing solar energy landscape explained

Until a few years ago solar panels were a rare sight in South Africa, largely limited to the roofs of a few affluent households. This is changing rapidly, driven by three factors: the worldwide drive towards renewable energy, a highly strained local electricity supply, and a steady drop in solar panel prices.

Taking the lead from other countries, South Africa committed to an energy generation infrastructure development plan for 2010 to 2030, known as the Integrated Resource Plan.
Under the plan the country aims to achieve 9 600 MW of solar power capacity by 2030. When the plan was drawn up in 2010, solar was limited to a few isolated panels on domestic rooftops, and until recently contributed nothing to the national power grid operated by the state-owned utility Eskom.

But that is changing.

Solar plants are being developed, most by the private sector under a specially designed procurement program. Eskom is also constructing some facilities.

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

How South Africa can spread renewable energy to low income areas

Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy
There has been a rapid decline in the costs of solar and wind power, to such an extent that both technologies are now cheaper than nuclear or coal. This development will radically transform global electricity generation networks.
How this transformation takes place in South Africa will depend on the role of government, the regulator, the market and to some extent civil society.
At the moment government is pursuing a strategy based on a limited number of high capacity sites. These are connected to the national grid and owned or operated by about 100 independent power producers. The strategy preserves country’s energy provider Eskom’s monopoly over national distribution, and the holding power of municipalities over distribution at the local level.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Microgrids Seen as Answer for 620 Million Africans Without Power

Power grids that work at a fraction of the scale of a traditional utility – called microgrids – have gained support from banks and developers as a way to bring power to the 620 million people across Africa that lack access to electricity.
From Kenya to Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania, companies including Italy’s biggest utility Enel SpA and General Electric Co. of the U.S. are building microgrids that distribute power to villages instead of whole nations.
A plunge in the cost of renewables has opened a new source of power for microgrids. While these smaller electricity networks deliver only a trickle of electricity, they’re demonstrating a way to bring energy to the poorest areas without lifting pollution. Institutions including the African Development Bank are supporting them as a way to balance goals on economic growth and global warming, promising the industry will expand beyond a few pilot projects.
“If you go back 130 years in Europe, electrification started with a minigrid,” Francesco Starace, chief executive officer of Enel, said in an interview. “There was a rich man, his house, his factory and a small power plant. Eventually his workers got hooked up, and then transmission lines were laid. Slowly we got the system we have today. We don’t see any reason why Africa shouldn’t do the same.”
Africa’s needs for power are immense. The continent has more than 620 million people who lack access to electricity, and consumption per capital is less than what’s needed to keep a 50-watt lightbulb going continuously, according to data from the International Energy Agency.

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015


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Friday, 18 September 2015

Various Different Power Systems & Solutions

Various Different Power Systems & Solutions (eg, Totally Offgrid, Battery Backup/s & Gridti) overview; (ALL Tobe PRE planned before any quote design can be issued sufficiently; SUPPOSED to be applied throughout industry):
(All quotes (preferably only on AC energy eco friendly appliances, to be used via SEG ecometrically (= increasing various sustain abilities applied to offgrid Etc) can (in industry actually) only be designed after the eg client has supplied sufficient ENERGY (EcO) SAVING preplanning, ideally applied to all sections interrelatedly, doesn't matter which products sold anywhere, or systems any size/s / types etc) to ease especially e.g. client  management regards; actually facilitating how/ why to use e.g. system/s MOST OPTIMALLY, in turn making it easier (independant) 4 YOU & ultimately sustainable, this is why e.g. NORMALLY turnkeys /related are not done!).
Call SEG Solar concerning solar pumpssolar geysers / other alternatives to replace e.g. Especially ESKOMS 220/380 volt "AC" /& gennies etc; pollutive powers.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Solar Panels

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We stock many types of Solar Panels. We supply solar panels in Pretoria, Solar Panels in South Africa, and solar Panels for farms. 
Installation: We can also do solar panel installations and is a solar panel supplier.

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