Sustainable Energy

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...

Case study: Largest wind farm in Africa

The Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project, located in Marsabit County, Kenya, is the country’s single largest private sector investment at €685-million; and the...

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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...
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Breaking: Eskom and the SIU act to recoup funds from former executives

Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) have today issued summons in the North Gauteng High Court to recover...

Engineering institute appoints female president

Sy Gourrah, a senior executive in ACTOM’s Transmission & Distribution division, was inaugurated as President of the SA Institute...

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