lithium-ion

The road ahead for lithium-ion batteries

The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery transformed the way people live and work. The ability to store substantial energy in small packages enabled portable...
power transmission

Switchgear sees new dawn

ACTOM MV Switchgear, a division of Actom, has developed a new circuit breaker mechanism for its SBV4E switchgear that has been optimised...
women in energy

Women in Energy | Fusing of industrial and energy markets

Exclusive interview with Women in Energy: Introducing Eng Jennifer A. Gache née Nyambala who is actively engaged in driving market development at the EAC.
Interconnection

Weigh up your options

In South Africa a number of technical methods are being tested or employed by Aberdare Cables in an attempt to deter cable...
AMI

Pairing existing telecom infrastructure with AMI

For electricity and gas utilities, the adoption of smart meters and AMI has been largely driven by regulatory efforts to enable a carbon-free energy system.

How to capture the value of transmission projects

By Elsie Mbugua, director at Leadwood Energy in Kenya and Mark Hughes, a partner with 3 M Energy Advisors in UK
Renewable Energy

South Africa’s renewable energy landscape

The journey to South Africa's current energy landscape begun with IPPs producing electricity in 1882 with Kimberley switching on its first street lights.

Automatic reclosing 101: Secrets uncovered

The seemingly simple technology of automatically closing circuit breakers after interrupting a fault is brutally effective in increasing network reliability.
innovative solar subsidy

New record conversion efficiency for solar cells

Achieving a new record conversion efficiency of 24.2% for n-type solar photovoltaic cells is a company R&D milestone for JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd and...
Gulf countries

Weighing in on the Gulf region’s renewable assimilation success

In Gulf countries, abundant resources and enabling frameworks have led to solar prices of below 3 cents per kWh and dispatchable CSP of 7.3 cents per kWh.

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