The following article is reproduced with permission from OptimumEnergy.co.za: The primary benefit of roof top solar systems in the industrial or commercial sectors is to save a significant amount of money that would have otherwise have been spent on buying
Household Daily Energy Consumption Survey How much electrical energy does the average home use per day? Is my home’s energy consumption normal? How much electricity will I use if I move into a bigger or smaller home? How much energy
A Brief Discussion on The Basics of Converting Your Geyser to Solar Water Heating This article is reproduced courtesy of OffGridDIY.co.za Heating water is often the single biggest consumer of electricity in your home. When considering going off-grid, heating water
A very interesting video about the state of electricity generation in Africa from the following source: http://www.ee.co.za/article/the-state-of-energy-in-africa.html. Following the recent IMF Annual Meeting, CNBC Africa hosted a special panel discussion and debate at the Wits Business School in Johannesburg to
We reproduced an interesting article on OffGridDIY that provides a useful way of comparing batteries that can have widely different prices and specifications. The problem faced by many people is that solar batteries can be quite a large investment, making
Steibel Eltron conducted a test that compared the cost of heating water using a conventional electric geyser to a gas geyser. They have kindly allowed us to publish their test in which they heated 200 liters of water a day
We ran a quick test to verify claims of energy efficiency for induction cooking in comparison to conventional stoves. Check it out!
With electricity prices seemingly out of control, as well as electricity supply being somewhat unreliable, a lot of people are looking at various other alternative sources of energy for their needs. Fuel Prices We took a quick look at the current
We used PowerProphet to get an idea of what savings to expect from an efficient shower nozzle, if you shower twice a day. Read more….
We used the new PowerProphet modelling tool to simulate the expected benefits from converting a four person family home to heat pumps. The graph below compares the accumulated energy consumed by a conventional geyser element vs heat pumps to heat