Solar Africa

Top 5 Safety Practices When Installing Solar

Recently on site at a new installation in Gauteng, we had to install a safety line to avoid the risk of falling from the edge while working. Unfortunately, the 136kWp grid-tied installation at Romans Pizza Head Office in Centurion is not the only site where we have had to overcome potential safety hazards. Solar safety … Read more

5 Myths on renewable energy

Renewable energy is made up of, wind energy, solar energy, and hydroelectric energy. Myths about these sources of energy influence our understanding and perceptions around how well they actually work. Five popular myths around these energy sources are constantly arising. 1. Renewable Energy is heavy in your pocket. When it comes to paying for renewable … Read more

A brief look at Sustainable and Renewable Energy

Sustainable energy, energy that is renewable for many years. The public have been using fossil fuels such as coal and gas for energy, except now sources of fossil fuels are running out – plus they create pollution when they are burned. Businesses are beginning to realize why we need to find sources of renewable energy. … Read more

Important Considerations when installing a solar system

http://ppswest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Solar-Power-April-11-Blog-Image-21.jpg Progressive power solutions. In recent times, the use of solar panels has been on a high. The popularity is because of the advantages that come with solar energy harnessing and the ease of installation of the solar panels. In many parts of the world, you can hardly drive past any two homes without seeing … Read more

The availability and lack of solar energy in Africa

http://facepla.net/images/stories2/770/africa-solar-energy.jpg – Courtesy: Rural energy foundation   The light and heat received from the sun is known as the solar energy, this heat or light can be collected and utilized to produce thermal energy or electricity. We will focus on solar energy being converted into electricity. After this sunlight or warmth is absorbed, it is … Read more

The importance of solar energy in the mining industry

  Certain mining operations have unusual demand when it comes to power supply. So there are many companies that are now supplementing their mining operations by using solar energy. There is no doubt that this form of energy is a cost cutter and helps to save the other sources of energy from running out. Reliability … Read more