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Steps & incentives to saving energy

In the current energy landscape in South Africa everybody agrees on the need to consume and waste less energy. But how? Many tips to saving are free and involve simple behavioural changes; such as switching off lights which aren’t in use, turning off your geysers when you go away for the weekend or switching off […]

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Ready to Go Solar?

For many of us, solar power is most commonly associated with the installation of large solar panels on your roof or in your garden. But solar power has come a long way in the last few years, and we’re now seeing a significant increase in the number of solar appliances available to consumers. A growing […]

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Eskom to Reduce Solar Water Heater Rebates at the end of April

State-owned power utility Eskom has confirmed that it would reduce the rebate level on its solar water heater (SWH) programme, which falls within energy efficiency initiatives in the Integrated Demand Management (IDM) unit. SWH supplier Selected Energy, which installs Solahart products, on Wednesday urged potential SWH customers to place orders for a system before the […]

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South Africa: Solar Water Heater Market Poised for Strong Growth

Global consultancy Frost & Sullivan (F&S) said that the solar water heater (SWH) market in South Africa grew significantly in the past four years, and suggested that the market was preparing for a second high-growth phase that would be larger than the previous growth surge. The key would be to address the gaps in the […]

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Simple tips for cutting your electric bill (and emissions!)

Have you ever received an electric bill that caused you to gasp? Or does your bill seem extraordinarily high every month? You might find yourself wondering what you did to create such an expense. The problem may not be what you’re doing, but what you aren’t doing.

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DIY Trombe Wall made from River Rock and Wire

While researching The Trombe Wall: Low Tech Solar Design Makes A Comeback I stumbled over the work of DesignBuildBLUFF, the principal mission of which is to “design and build safe, sustainable off-grid homes for needy families living on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation in the four corners region located just outside of Bluff, UT. “ […]

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New rules for waste collection come into effect

The National Domestic Waste Collection Standards, which sought to redress the past imbalances in the provision of waste collection services, would have come into effect on February 1 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa published the standards under the National Environmental Management: Waste Act. It aimed at providing a uniform framework within which domestic […]

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Eskom aims to have 925 000 Solar Water Heaters installed by 2013

Electricity utility Eskom said that it aimed at having 925 000 solar water heaters (SWH) installed by 2013, which would result in energy savings equivalent to about 578 MW. The power generator said that since the launch of its SWH rebate in 2008, some 6,4 GWh had been saved as a result of consumers opting […]

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Why Most Of Our “Natural” Disasters Aren’t Natural At All

From the point of view of many humans, the term “natural disaster” is a convenient scapegoat because it allows a person (or a whole nation) to blame nature for their own poor planning. Wherever we find so-called “natural disasters” around the world (such as Brazil at the moment), we also usually find a large group […]

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