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Africa to be world’s largest market for solar lighting by 2015

Africa is set to become the world’s largest market for solar portable lights (SPLs) by 2015, a report compiled by the International Finance Corporation and World Bank Lighting Africa programme has found. The report ‘Solar Lighting for the Base of the Pyramid – Overview of an Emerging Market’ highlights that about 1,3-billion people across the […]

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Is ‘Peak Oil’ Behind Us?

Peak oil is not just here — it’s behind us already. That’s the conclusion of the International Energy Agency, the Paris-based organization that provides energy analysis to 28 industrialized nations. According to a projection in the agency’s latest annual report, released last week, production of conventional crude oil — the black liquid stuff that rigs […]

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Losses from natural disasters could triple by 2100: report

(Reuters) – Global losses from natural disasters could triple to $185 billion a year by 2100, excluding the impact of climate change, according to a report, which calls for a shift in focus from relief work to preventative measures. The joint report by the United Nations and the World Bank, published on Thursday, said the […]

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Solar fuel – the thermo-chemical approach

This is the thermo-chemical approach, in which solar energy is captured in the configuration of certain molecules, which can then release the energy on demand to produce usable heat. And unlike conventional solar-thermal systems, which require very effective insulation and even then gradually let the heat leak away, the heat-storing chemicals can remain stable for […]

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23 Year Old Invents Solar-Power Fridge Being Used In Africa

23 year old Emily Cummins has invented a solar-powered fridge currently being used in Africa. It uses zero electricity to keep the contents at 43 degrees. Isn’t it amazing what some people do?

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ESKOM and WRC enter into a strategic research partnership

Recognising the strategic link between sustainable water management and energy generation, the Water Research Commission (WRC) and Eskom have agreed to enter into a strategic research partnership through a Memorandum of Agreement and the formation of a Joint Research Committee. Through this partnership, Eskom and the WRC will jointly fund and undertake research on topics […]

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3 Emerging Green Technologies Leading to a Stronger Economy

What you need to know about solar power, electric cars and robotics. Elections come and go, yet the economy is still struggling. Campaign promises and the like are good sound bites, but is anyone really listening? One key to help our economy get back on track is new technology. In fact, as we move towards […]

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5-MW hydropower plant to be built in Zimbabwe

South African hydropower plant developer, owner and operator NuPlanet has been granted a generation licence to build a 5-MW greenfield hydropower plant at the Mutirikwi dam, Zimbabwe’s largest reservoir. An eight-month technical feasibility and environmental-impact assessment phase for the project would start next year, with procurement, contracting and construction to commence thereafter.

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Coastal winds power a remote region

Video: A Nigerian seeks to solve Mozambique’s energy problems with sun, wind and car parts. Source: GlobalPost Renewable energy such as wind and solar are low-impact, clean technologies.  The initial cost of wind and solar energy installations is quite high but the savings in electricity bills usually result in a relatively quick pay-off (in South […]

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