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How to Finance a Home Solar Energy System

When one looks at the initial cost of solar powering a home, many of us cringe at having to fork out to install the solar items that get us off grid either partially or completely. A solar power system is an expensive home addition but it’s an extremely beneficial one, particularly given ESKOM’s price hike. […]

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Safari lodge’s solar energy plant could be precursor to 50-MW project

South Africa’s first concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar demonstration plant of 60 kW is operational in the Western Cape, and supplying the daytime power requirements for the Aquila safari lodge, near Touws river. The plant was built by German solar engineering company Concentrix solar, which is a subsidiary of France-based technology company Soitec. Besides powering the […]

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Solar Over the Parking Lot

Open air parking lots are great places to build solar power plants: — Parking lots are nearly always near a power grid connection. This cuts electricity transmission losses as well as the cost of installing the solar plant. — Parking lots are nearly always near at least one building that needs electricity. Not only is […]

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