NERSA approves ESKOM Clawback. As you know , ESKOM was granted permission by NERSA some years ago for an 8% year on year electricity tariff hike, this so that ESKOM could generate income for repairs , maintenance and upgrades. We have all felt this bite so far - but there is more bad news on the horizon. At the end of July 2014, ESKOM was … [Read More...]
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Here is a fantastic idea from Argentina that could solve the housing problem in this country. We could gather up all the 2L bottles in landfills and redo the RDP system! If anyone has connections in the housing department.... … [Read More...]
Dear Craig Berman I am a PROUD ECO WARRIOR!! Why? Because I have installed my geyser timer and geyser blanket. Well…. I have seen the difference. Since moving to Kuilsriver in 2010, my electricity bill has rocketed. I use to purchase between R1200 – R1500 per month for electricity (prepaid). I had Cape Town City Council come out and … [Read More...]
Electricity Bill Shock! Was this you? Receiving those first winter electricity bills and then wondering if you could get a second mortgage to cover it? Ok, so not a second mortgage - but it would certainly have left you scratching your head and spending nights on your Family Expenses household budget EXCEL Spreadsheet trying to find where … [Read More...]
Save money on your commercial heating costs this winter with a Heat Pump system. Heat pumps are truly a good investment. Being in South Africa, you have your choices as to which companies to purchase from but really, do you know what the benefits are to going with a commercial heat pump? When searching around, there are certain things you … [Read More...]
The Bad News! It's that time of the year again! No, not Christmas - it's the ESKOM increase! Came into effect from July 1, the average user will be paying around 7% more! So, if you average electricity bill is R1000-00 per month , you will be paying an extra R70 per month, or R840-00 per year. As usual , ESKOM has requested that you(we) the … [Read More...]
Facts and Fiction – Separating truth and myth.
Energy & Water Saving Shower Heads - Do they work? The simple answer is "Oh yes." Earlier this week, I collected my energy & water saving shower head from my local Postnet. Clare Anderton from Oxygenics in Cape Town had sent me one to test … [Read More...]
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 … [Read More...]
Be An Eco-Warrior and help save our planet.
We need you. We need your help. We are fighting a battle to save our Earth, not from aliens or asteroids, but from ourselves. The very nature of our spirit that drives us to pursue and grow, is the same on that is causing the slow, but definite decay of our atmosphere. Our thirst for energy and power is creating a toxic mist that is slowly … Find out more
Eco-Warriors : The Battle for Earth
Eco Warriors donate R1500 The Eco Warriors initiative has seen it's first donation to Food & Trees for Africa. This morning, June 18th , Saving Energy made our first donation to … [Read More...]
'Time Running Out' To Stop Rising CO2 Levels As Average Hits New High By Newsroom America Staff at 7:31 am Eastern (Newsroom America) -- Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have … [Read More...]
All Hail the Mighty Trees . In the second installment of Lord of the Rings , a great battle occurs as the trees of Fangorn Forest attack the Wizard Saruman's bastion of Isengard. Hurling massive … [Read More...]
The Pollution Gloves are off! Reading an article published on March 25th , 2014 concerning the countries that emit the highest levels of CO2, I was astounded to see that South Africa ranks at no … [Read More...]
Greenhouse Gases - Mea Culpa (I am responsible). I did some mathematical type calculations on my energy use and came to the conclusion that I am responsible for around 8,68 Tons of CO2 every … [Read More...]
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The Future of Solar Energy
In California , Energy Innovations have created a prototype concept that can focus the power of the sun up to 500 times more than conventional Solar Panels. The issue around Photovoltaic Panels (PV Panels) is that the sunlight is diffuse, but by … [Read More...]
New Energy Technologies, Inc. is developing SolarWindow™ technology, a first-of-its-kind, see through technology capable of generating electricity on glass windows and flexible plastic. Utilizing organic photovoltaics (OPVs), SolarWindow™ … [Read More...]
This feature on Solar Power is proudly brought to you by Systems Automation Management. In this video you'll experiment the successful erection of the fast-track delivery of a real 7.5 MWp photovoltaic plant in Stanesti, Romania. The … [Read More...]
When we think solar power , we often think of the Photo Voltaic (PV) cells we see on the roofs of houses...as it happens , this system only collects a fraction of the sun's energy. In Nevada , there is a new idea about using the heat of the sun to … [Read More...]
How Does it Work?
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 energy to crush corn or move … [Read More...]
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 a viable option as part of a … [Read More...]
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 way to cut your refrigeration … [Read More...]
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...]
It's efficient to use , but recently , ESKOM have cut the rebates on these systems...take a look... … [Read More...]