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Advanced solar technology of Solarus applied to landmark Vineyard Hotel

The 207-room luxury Vineyard Hotel, in Claremont, Cape Town, is the site of a 60 panel demonstration installation of Solarus Sunpower’s hybrid solar PowerCollectors which will see the 90kWp hybrid photovoltaic-thermal system provide 75kW peak thermal and 15kW peak electric output to the hotel. The system has been endorsed by the Dutch Government who are partially subsidising the cost of installation.

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Mitigating fire and other risks in the South African wine industry

The recent spate of fires in the winelands of the Western Cape has again brought the issue of the wine producer’s risk to the fore, with a number of wine farms being adversely affected. Shehnaz Somers, head of commercial underwriting at Santam said the company is still assessing the damage and loss as a result of fires spreading to well-known vineyards and guest farms in the winelands and surrounding areas over the past month.

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Cape Town’s Vineyard Hotel chosen for hybrid solar PVT demonstration project

The 207-room luxury Vineyard Hotel, the Petousis family’s flagship hotel, has been chosen for the installation of 60 of Solarus Sunpower’s hybrid solar PowerCollectors. The demonstration project, subsidized by the Dutch government, will see the 90kWp hybrid photo-voltaic-thermal system providing 75kW peak thermal and 15kW peak electric output.
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