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A guide to spotting solar scams and choosing reliable providers

A ray of hope amid risky unregulated solar providers With solar energy an increasingly popular (and vital) component of our national energy strategy, the simultaneous rise of unregulated and substandard fly-by-night service...

Resort raises the bar even higher for sustainable solar energy

Sun City panels up to achieve cleaner, greener, more efficient and affordable solar power Sun City is going to great heights in its bid to one day take the resort completely off...

Cape Town Market goes greener than ever – inside and on top

The historic Cape Town Market in Epping has taken a massive step towards a greener, more energy-secure future with the official start of the commissioning of a battery energy storage system...

Opinion Piece: Seeing the bigger picture – solar power needs to be about more...

By Viren Sookhun, Managing Director at Oxyon Implementing sustainable and renewable energy solutions has become critical in assuring South Africa’s future, and one of the avenues being explored is the use of...

Beware of the fire risk posed by lithium-ion batteries

AS renewable energy systems, including solar panels and battery energy storage systems (BESS), gain increasing popularity, experts caution about the potential fire risks posed by lithium-ion batteries. Commonly used in energy...

Solar lighting solution for Fisherman’s Lane  

BEKA Schréder has supplied the solar lighting solution for the Fisherman’s Lane precinct at Strandfontein Pavilion in Muizenberg, Western Cape.  The City of Cape Town has upgraded the Fisherman’s Lane precinct, which...

Unfounded speculations threaten the solar industry

Addressing misinformation and concerns about the Vodacom building fire On the 9th of July, a fire broke out at the Vodacom Building in Century City, which saw emergency services race to the venue...

Expert tips to protect your solar system against winter weather hazards

Severe weather such as sudden cold snaps and the recent unexpected bout of snow in many parts of South Africa have sparked some discussion around whether home solar systems are at...

Why aren’t there more small wind turbines on buildings?

By Elisa Wood, chief editor and co-founder of Microgrid Knowledge. SOLAR panels and batteries are common elements of a microgrid. Wind turbines, on the other hand, are more of a rarity. Large wind...

SA’s not ready to recycle solar panels – our new 30-year problem

With more than R2.2 billion worth of solar panels imported into South Africa during the first half of 2022, and the pace of imports set to increase dramatically as the country’s energy crisis...

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