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Storage boosts solar, challenges natural gas peakers

by Fereidoon Sioshansi, PhD, Menlo Energy Falling costs, improved performance and mass scale will make energy storage hard to beat. To say that energy storage is...

Multi-plug adaptors pose a danger to consumers

Information from the South African Bureau of Standards  -   The increased use of devices and appliances has resulted in the increased use of multi-plug adaptors...

Maintaining backup battery systems for maximum usage and reliability

Information from Fluke  -   Most backup power systems use an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and a string of batteries. The UPS backs up the digital...

How to classify outdoor circuit breakers

Information from Noja Power  -   Electrical engineering switchgear classification is a challenging topic. With the varied terminology for electrical equipment around the world, clarity on...

An introduction to thermal imaging

Information from Megger  -   While spot infrared thermometers present only a single temperature at a single spot, thermal imaging cameras provide the whole picture. Thermal...

How to measure energy consumption 

Information from Fluke  - If you haven’t measured energy before, take a minute to read Fluke’s explanation here. Power, kW, indicates the rate at which energy...

Improved performance from solid-state distribution transformers

by Mike Rycroft, Now Media  -   Distribution transformers form the bulk of any electrical network, and both capital and operating costs are a major portion...

Off-grid large hybrid power systems for mines

by Mike Rycroft, Now Media  -   Large hybrid systems (LHS) are common as power sources for remote mines and other installations. This has been brought...

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Winners of the AFSIA Solar Awards 2020

Information from AFSIA  -   The inaugural AFSIA Solar Awards, organised in partnership with the Africa Energy Forum (aef), have culminated...
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Get your copy of Energize October 2020 here

The October 2020 issue of Energize has been published - get yous today Click here to download your complimentary copy In...

New transformer monitoring technology gives speedy results

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently invested several million rand in four brand new laboratory instruments for their flourishing transformer...

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