Sustainable Energy

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...

Counterfeit and low-grade solar panels hamper PV rollout in Africa  

by Mike Rycroft, Now Media Solar PV is seen as the leading technology in bringing electricity to Africa, a continent where over 600-million people do...

Specifying for solar applications

Information from Flexicon Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the modern world. Due to this looming threat, there has been a...

Emerging PV technologies promise higher efficiency and lower cost

by Mike Rycroft, NOW Media The cost of the photovoltaic (PV) panels is a critical factor in the roll-out of utility-scale solar power systems. The...

Anticipating silicon solar cells with significantly improved efficiency

Theoretical calculations indicate that under certain conditions silicon can endow solar cells with a much higher efficiency. Small silicon clusters may provide a source...

Ground based PV soiling control

A recent article highlighted the steps taken to gain a few percentage points in the efficiency of PV panels. While these small gains can...

The digitalisation of PV operations

All eyes are on digital technology as European PV plant operators continue to seek meaningful reductions in asset management and operations and maintenance (O&M)...

Lightning and surge protection for rooftop PV systems

Rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems are extremely exposed and therefore especially vulnerable to damage caused by the direct and indirect results of lightning strikes. Since...

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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), culminated in...
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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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