At Saving Energy , we talk about ways that you can cut your energy usage, become more energy efficient and reduce your carbon footprint. In all of this , we need to ensure that we stay focused on WHY Saving Energy was created in the first place…
You see , there is this ‘thing’ called Global Warming and while there still maybe some people that don’t believe it’s really happening , scientific evidence and research shows that we are responsible for heating up our planet.
When you have major celebrities like Leonardo Di Caprio, Cameron Diaz , Ed Norton , Ed Begley Jnr and many more standing up to talk about this phenomenon – we need to listen.
Here is Leonardo Di Caprio talking about Global Warming – the facts about global warming and why it is absolutely imperative that we ALL take our own steps to reduce our use and dependence on fossil fuels.
The video shows the use of solar thermal energy for heating in Europe. Examples from Denmark and Spain show the use in different climates. Interviews with users and manufacturers give a good overview of this clean energy technology.
With South Africa’s enormous annual quantity of sunshine , this type of technology could have massive impact especially in rural and low income areas.
Using solar thermal systems to heat water as well as generate electricity is a genuinely viable and practical option and provided government is genuinely committed to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.
The carbon emission reductions achieved in the EU using this system are amazing and – this video was made in 2008!
If you are into camping and technology – while it’s fun , sometimes the two are mutually exclusive. If you phone battery runs flat – you are going to need a very long extenstion cable! But now , there’s something new that let’s you camp out and have electricity when you need it…It’s called A Solar tent.
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 create steam powered turbines…It’s effective and efficient.
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 long term energy saving strategy.
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 running costs.
This simple device called an E CUBE , is a revolutionary product that was introduced to the world around 2007.
It simply changes the way that control systems function by receiving data based on the products inside the fridge, rather than the fluctuating air temperature.
So , simply put , if the food in the fridge doesn’t get warmer , then why should your fridge come on?
These were installed in the entire Cold Storage Facility at Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market after independent tests showed that the E CUBES reduced consumption by around 20%.