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‘Extraordinary’ measures required for SA to avoid blackouts from 2011 to 2016

Without “extraordinary” supply- and demand-side intervention, South Africa could face a cumulative electricity shortfall of 42-terawatt-hours (TWh) between 2011 through to 2016, the newly published ‘Medium Term Risk Mitigation’ (MTRM) plan asserts. Eskom is currently estimating that South Africa will consume 228 TWh during its 2010/11 financial year to March 31, 2011, up from 218 […]

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SOLAR ENERGY: Solar Geyser FAQ

Why should you look at solar heating in the first place? Okay, so you aren’t that sure about it – here are the advantages of solar heating: •        South Africa has very high solar irradiation, so using solar power makes sense. •        Other than buying the technology, solar can save you money. •        Heating water with […]

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