Gold Coins

Double your Investment – In 8 Months.

Invest R2000-00 now and get R4000-00 in December. Now that's an investment offer I am DEFINITELY going to sign up for. I could use that money for a holiday for my family , or a new home theatre system or Christmas gifts for the family. Either way, it's going to be a GREAT Festive Season! I have … [Read More...]


Windows and winter energy savings

Winter? Look at your windows to reduce energy costs. Well,Winter's cousin Autumn , is definitely here and here to stay. As South Africans, we tend to be reactive to energy saving rather than pro-active. This happens every winter , especially as it is around this time of year that we see the … [Read More...]


You’re going to pay more…

THE National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) has given Eskom greater leeway to run its open cycle gas turbines (OCGT) for longer periods, which will help ease the utility’s dire financial position but will lead to higher prices for consumers next year. Last year, Nersa approved the clawback of … [Read More...]


It’s all about Saving Energy in 2015!

New and Exciting Prospects for the year ahead. Happy New Year everyone! Well, I am not so sure that it will be happy , considering the current state of our electricity supply in South Africa. Having said that , there are some exciting developments happening in 2015 - in fact one that has already … [Read More...]


Fire Testing Recycled PET Insulation.

I have put this post up as the previous one on Fire Testing Insulation Materials did not have Recycled PET included in that video. Recycled PET is fast becoming a popular material for geyser blankets and for insulation due to its very high R Rating.. The good news is that it is not … [Read More...]


Insulation Fire Test- A must watch!

As we search for ways to become more energy efficient, one of the key elements is making sure we can keep the heat (Or coolth) in the space , once we have generated it! However, one aspect of insulation that is seldom considered and should be the FIRST one considered is this: HOW WILL YOUR … [Read More...]


It’s time to go Solar

It's time to Solar, Baby! Unless you have been on another planet for the last few weeks , or in another country that doesn't have ESKOM as it's electricity supplier , you probably have experienced a round or two of load shedding. In the "dura-math" (that's the current version of an aftermath) , … [Read More...]


Summer Energy Saving Tips

[uvc-youtube id="Z0EZ3nxXctg" width="560" height="315" autoplay="0" controls="1"] As we move out of Spring and into the first month of the summer of 2014/2015 , here are some useful tips to save energy in summer. … [Read More...]

Facts and Fiction

Geyser Timer

Do Geyser timers really work? The Answer At Last!

Geyser timers do Save Energy. There has been much ado about whether geyser timers actually work effectively to save your energy. Russell Brown , an independent energy consultant published this feature below on the Full Circle Mag site and has finally put the speculation to rest. This is an … [Read More...]

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How does it Work?


How do Wind Turbines Work?

[uvc-youtube id="sLXZkn2W-lk" width="560" height="315" autoplay="0" controls="1"] You've seen them in images and videos from around the world..but how do these massive wind turbines actually generate electricity? The principle is the same as the wind mills of old , except that the windmills used the … [Read More...]


How A Solar Water heating system works.

[uvc-youtube id="64mtITOuXiA" width="560" height="315" autoplay="0" controls="1"] For many of us looking to save energy , especially on hot water...This short video shows exactly how this system works. In South Africa, we are fortunate to have year round sunshine ( well mostly) and this is certainly … [Read More...]


eCube – Energy Savings in Commercial Refrigeration

[uvc-youtube id="1XaaE5WNots" width="560" height="315" autoplay="0" controls="1"] If you own a business that has refrigeration as an integral part of every day operations , like a supermarket , restaurant , coffee shop , cold storage , butchery, dairy etc, then you need to find a safe and effective … [Read More...]


The LCD vs LED vs Plasma TV Question

[uvc-youtube id="_UmMyv27MzU" width="560" height="315" autoplay="0" controls="1"] One of the most common questions I was asked while I was the instore "specials" guy at Makro in Germiston was which TV is better...I am sure that many people still want to know the difference - so , here it is... … [Read More...]

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The Friday Funnies


Green Police: Audi’s ad will have you chuckling…

[uvc-youtube id="Ml54UuAoLSo" width="560" height="315" autoplay="0" controls="1"] When it comes to the seriousness of environmental protection , the legendary Green Police are on the ball! This great ad from AUDI is just the thing to inject a little humour into this important subject. … [Read More...]


10 Strange Ways To Save The Environment

[uvc-youtube id="RgVPDyFpxnc" width="560" height="315" autoplay="0" controls="1"] With the rainforests disappearing and global warming melting the ice caps, people will try anything to save our cooking a salmon in your dishwasher and 9 other really wierd ideas! Happy Friday … [Read More...]


5 Weird Energy Sources

[uvc-youtube id="_bBsV8mBnDA" width="560" height="315" autoplay="0" controls="1"] It's the Friday Funnies! Here are 5 energy sources you NEVER would have thought of! Happy Friday! … [Read More...]


A Brief History of the 5-cent Bag Tax

[uvc-youtube id="gpxEstCqUfY" width="560" height="315" autoplay="0" controls="1"] Jack Green, head of the Department of the Environment, is on a mission to rid the city of its plastic bag scourge. It's the Friday Funnies! Happy Friday! Perhaps this is the core idea behind the "pay for plastic bags" … [Read More...]


The Energy Efficient Penguin

[uvc-youtube id="_kocZ-j-o3I" width="560" height="315" autoplay="0" controls="1"] It's The Friday Funnies and here is the Energy Efficient Penguin. Now you really know why and how  energy efficient bulbs work! … [Read More...]

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