Everything You Need To Know About Thermal Imaging Cameras

What are thermal imaging cameras? Thermal imaging cameras are handheld electronic devices with an integrated visual display, designed for detecting heat energy. The key component of a thermal camera is a heat sensor attached to a special type of lens, which is then adapted to work alongside standard image-capture technologies. This allows engineers to quickly identify regions of excessive temperature or sources of wasted heat energy, such as overheating components or potential thermal insulation gaps in Continue Reading

How businesses can go on an energy diet that works

We need to change our consumption patterns now to ensure energy security for the future South Africa’s total energy capacity of 54.6GW (excluding imports) should theoretically be sufficient for energy security and spare generating capacity, but it is not – as evidenced by record-level load shedding in 2022 and 2023. This was highlighted in the recently released Africa Energy Review 2023 report by PwC, which noted that the country is trying to remedy the situation Continue Reading

Introducing Our New Range of Solar Flood Lights

In a world that increasingly values sustainable alternatives, solar flood lights stand at the forefront of innovation in outdoor lighting. They’re energy-efficient lighting solutions that harness the power of the sun to create large pools of illumination to enhance security and accentuate architectural features. With our new range of solar flood lights freshly unpacked, we’re talking you through some of the most important factors to consider when purchasing fixtures for your property. Look at lumens, Continue Reading

Microgrids may be the future of energy in South Africa

Microgrids represent a paradigm shift, empowering communities to take control of their energy needs. Electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa recently announced that South Africans experienced 600 hours less load shedding over the past three months than they did in the same period last year. While welcome, the threat of load shedding persists, with varying levels expected over the course of 2024. In response, a growing number of South Africans are turning to rooftop solar to mitigate Continue Reading

The next big shift in SA’s energy infrastructure

South Africans have, sadly, become accustomed to the utter disappointment and dismay of high levels of loadshedding, often after some or other positive promise from political heads. This year’s State of the Nation Address was barely over before the well-curated positive outlook was replaced by stage 6 load shedding. While people are accustomed to this, it does not mean they accept it, and this will fuel the next big phase in the country’s energy infrastructure. Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About Outdoor Solar Lights

THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR LIGHTING DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOLAR FIXTURES TIPS FOR INSTALLING SOLAR LIGHTS TIPS FOR MAINTAINING SOLAR FIXTURES HOW TO IDENTIFY HIGH-QUALITY SOLAR FIXTURES Not all outdoor solar lights are created equal. It’s worth investing in high-quality products for various reasons. They perform better, last longer, are more reliable, are energy-efficient and have a reduced impact on the environment. These are our tips for identifying fixtures of superior quality: CREATIVE WAYS TO USE Continue Reading

Monocrystalline Silicon Panels: Your Questions, Answered

With the launch of new solar products, we’ve had a few questions about one of their biggest selling points – monocrystalline silicon panels. The introduction of these panels to lighting products has been a game changer as they exceed consumer exceptions in sustainability, performance, and visual appeal. In this article, we explain what they are, how they work and we take you through their benefits. What are monocrystalline silicon panels? Monocrystalline silicon panels are solar Continue Reading

Keep the lights on during loadshedding with four tips

With loadshedding worsening by the day, here are four must-haves to get you through the darkness in 2024. Solar outdoor lights You do not need to get a full solar photovoltaic (PV) system to keep things illuminated. By installing a handful of solar lights around your property and perimeter wall, you can absorb the sun’s energy during the day, store them in the fittings’ rechargeable batteries, and have outdoor lights at night. “When the sun Continue Reading

Eskom frees up grid capacity for wind energy projects

Eskom has increased the amount of transmission capacity available for new wind-based electricity generation projects in the southern parts of South Africa. Outlined in an addendum to the Generation Connection Capacity Assessment (GCCA) 2025, the additional capacity was obtained by “curtailing” previously approved projects within “reasonable” bounds, it said. “Parts of the transmission network in the most favourable areas for wind generation – such as the Eastern Cape and Western Cape – have no capacity, Continue Reading

SA property company signs offtake deal for wind, solar, hydro

South African real estate trust Growthpoint Properties has signed an offtake deal with local electricity trader Etana Energy for 195 GWh of renewable energy. The contracted power will be sourced from wind, with a smaller component of hydro and large-scale solar capacity. Growthpoint Properties has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with South Africa green energy supplier Etana Energy for 195 GWh of annual renewables capacity. The total represents 32% of Growthpoint’s total current annual Continue Reading