GreenPeace Protests: Harmful Emissions

Greenpeace Africa staged a peaceful protest outside Eskom’s Megawatt headquarters on Tuesday the 20th August, complete with hospital beds and pretend “patients” in the beds highlighting the harmful effects pollution has on the health of individuals and the environment. 

Most worrying of all is that Kriel in Mpumalanga is the world’s secondlargest sulphur dioxide emission’s hotspot – second place only to Norilsk in Russia! Read the rest

Protecting Wind Power Turbines

Wind power turbines need to be appropriately protected against lightning and power surges that could cause untold damage to these structuresSouth Africans, by and large, think of renewable energy in terms of solar power only. There is a definite increase in businesses and homes installing solar panels for them to become independent from the grid. 

Fewer South Africans view wind power as a renewable option. Read the rest

Solar Heating in SA

According to the SABS (South African Bureau of Standards), solarheated water systems should become the norm and not the exception in South Africa. Collaboration between the South African government and the private sector in the past couple of years has now provided a firm foundation for superior quality, safe locally manufactured geysers which is a cost-effective solution for heating water. Read the rest

Online and an Offline UPS Systems differences

There are differences between Online and Offline UPS Systems – the big question is – what are they and what are the biggest challenges and advantages that we could face by incorporating these devices to keep our electric up and running all the time. The power utility, Eskom, is constantly in the news and is obviously facing huge challenges to keep our lights switched on, but for most of us running homes and businesses, not having power could prove to be a huge issue. Read the rest

SA Is Ramping Up Its Green Credentials

South Africa is moving forward by ramping up its green credentials by making a difference through the unpacking of numerous solarpowered projects. 

Businesses, individuals and the Government Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPP) are making a difference together and is well on its way to becoming one of the world’s leaders in renewable energy. 

Here are some of the awe-inspiring strides that South Africa has made towards greening the environment 

The De Aar Solar Farm in the Northern Cape 

The De Aar Solar Farm is South Africa’s largest solar plant which is based just outside the town of De Aar. Read the rest