What does the future hold?
As we look to the coming decades, it’s clear that our current fuel sources will have to evolve.
These are some of the ideas around potential future sources of fuel and energy…
Jelly Fish – A Nano Power Source?
Jellyfish that glow in the dark contain the raw ingredients for a new kind of fuel cell. Their glow is produced by green fluorescent protein, referred to as GFP. A team at The Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden placed a drop of GFP onto aluminum electrodes and then exposed that to ultraviolet light. The protein released electrons, which travel a circuit to produce electricity.
The same proteins have been used to make a biological fuel cell, which makes electricity without an external light source. Instead of an external light source, a mixture of chemicals such as magnesium and luciferase enzymes, which are found in fireflies, were used to produce electricity from the device.
These fuel cells can be used on small, nano devices such as those that could be implanted in a person to diagnose or treat disease.
The Hotspot – A simple idea to save energy on your geyser.
To find out more on the Hotspot and where to get one for your home, click here.
Simple , effective and CHEAP.
Many people believe that the only way to reduce your energy consumption on your geyser is to install a solar geyser , solar retrofit or a heat pump.
A decent solar system or heat pump will easily set you back around R14000-00.
In these times with petrol increases and the cost of living skyrocketing, no one has a spare R14 000 to use to cut down on their hot water usage and save money every month.
Now, Saving Energy has created a simpler and MUCH cheaper way to do this using 4 simple products to deliver around a 40%-50% saving on your hot water energy costs.
“Quattro for geysers.”
There are 4 products in this package. all proven to save electricity consumption on geysers.
1) The Geyser timer – proven and effective in controlling geyser operation times- saving around 18%-22%
2) The geyser blanket – proper insulation prevents water heat loss and saves electricity- saving around 8%-10%.
3) The Energy/water efficient shower head – by reducing water flow to 9 L per minute, this saves hot water (and electricity) as well as cold water- saving around 8%
4) The Hotspot – a new innovation developed in SA. This geyser element sleeve funnels hot water to the top of the geyser making it available faster and saving more than 20% energy usage when used with a timer! See more on Hotspot here..
Quattro for Geysers now available- Just R2990 per geyser excl VAT.
These 4 proven devices combined could save you upwards of 40% on your energy costs this cold season and reduce the ESKOM Tariff Increase impact on your pocket.