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Long-run Backup Battery Solution For Retailers

Long-run backup battery solution for retailers

The prevalence of unscheduled power outages, often due to the unreliability or maintenance demands of the electricity grid in South Africa, has exposed one of the Achilles’ heels of standby power devices such as uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and inverter-based…

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Load Shedding: When A Generator Isn’t The Answer

Load shedding: When a generator isn’t the answer

Generators are not always the answer to the questions posed by Eskom’s punitive load shedding, says Jack Ward, managing director of power provisioning specialist, Powermode. He cites the challenge faced by many small businesses – particularly home offices – where…

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Outlook For Solar Power In South Africa For 2014

Outlook for solar power in South Africa for 2014

For some consumers, power outages and the disruptions caused by load-shedding could be relegated to the past if new-generation, low-cost hybrid solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems continue to cement their strengthening position in the marketplace. This is the view of…

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Festive Season Power Cuts Will Impact Retail

Festive season power cuts will impact retail

Power outages may well play a key role in festive season shopping, with retailers bracing themselves for disruptions in the wake of traditional electricity consumption spikes and increased cable theft in the upcoming holiday period. This is the view of…

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Powermode Inks Distribution Deal With SMA

Powermode inks distribution deal with SMA

Powermode, the power provisioning specialist, has been appointed the South African distributor for SMA Solar Technology, one of the world's largest manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters - devices which allow the use of commercial appliances to be powered by…

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Solar Energy For 3.2 Million Households In SA?

Solar energy for 3.2 million households in SA?

According to figures released by the Department of Energy, around 3.2 million households in rural areas are still without electricity, despite more than 200,000 being connected to the national grid in the 2012/13 financial year complementing 5.7 million connections made…

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