solar water heaters

October 12, 2012

How to make a solar water heater from plastic bottles

Retired mechanic Jose Alano invented a simple, cheap, energy saving rooftop solar water heater which is benefiting thousands of people. Here’s how it’s done… José Alano […]
July 10, 2011

Solar water heaters to help improve healthcare in rural South Africa

The Qunu clinic in the Eastern Cape has been supplied with two solar water heating (SWH) systems, through the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa’s (Sessa’s) […]
June 15, 2011

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 […]
April 18, 2011

Solar power breakthrough could reduce solar panel costs

Solar power is generated by photovoltaic cells, but two scientists are exploring different materials that could foster voltage from light’s magnetic effects. Scientists at the University […]
April 15, 2011

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 […]
April 9, 2011

Solar panel that works in the dark put on fast track to ubiquity

‘Third-generation’ photovoltaics promise to bring solar power everywhere, from solar roofs to see-through solar windows. Is the age of ubiquitous solar finally upon us? I stumbled […]
March 13, 2011

How To Survive Without Electricity

Situations Where There May Be No Electricity It’s interesting to read that electricity has only been a common household item in the last 50 or so […]
March 12, 2011

Banana Peels as Water Purifiers?

Banana peels show promise as superior water purification materials. To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels, which include polishing silverware, leather shoes, and the leaves […]
March 9, 2011

South African minister denies meeting Shell over Karoo gas exploration

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on Tuesday denied ever meeting with Shell South Africa or discussing the international energy group’s proposed gas exploration in the […]