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Tag: solar

Clean energy’s dirty secrets

WHAT could be more agreeable? Oodles of electricity free of charge and free of carbon. Two big claims are made for solar and wind energy. One is that it is cheap. However,...

Toxic scrap: Wind and solar’s not-so-green flipside

Photovoltaic panels and wind turbines are green technologies – but not in terms of waste disposal. Both are difficult to break down in an environmentally sound way, leaving business and technical...

Solar-powered computer lab opens up new opportunities for students

A solar-powered computer lab in the Overberg town of Barrydale has opened up new opportunities for learners and students who have little or no access to the internet. The lab was set...

Drivers Improving the Business Case for Solar

To recover from the pandemic at hand, businesses have reduced unnecessary expenses as far as possible by investing in cutting edge technologies to bring about improved energy savings. Covid-19 presented businesses across...

Eskom widens its funding search to sukuk market

South Africa’s indebted power utility Eskom Holdings plans to issue a R1 billion sukuk bond as it tries to diversify funding sources to reduce borrowing costs. Eskom has appointed a lead arranger...

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Technologies that may one day replace the password

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