Research and Development

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Drones: cheaper, faster, more precise surveillance tech

The key objective of utilities is to provide customers with a reliable power supply with minimal outages, and through smart surveillance, utilities can achieve...
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How solar power can improve healthcare services: lessons from India

A first-of-its kind study, Powering Primary Healthcare through Solar in India: Lessons from Chhattisgarh, published recently by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water...

S.Africa: students explore clean energy career prospects

The event held on Friday, was designed to drive awareness and interest among Atlantis students about career opportunities in renewable energy. "With the recent progress...
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Multipurpose device shows desalination potential

With an added potential capability of desalination, innovative chemists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have developed a new solar powered generator. The innovators...

Necsa bags award for development programme

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited (Necsa), has been chosen as one of the  winners by The Chemical Industries Education and Training...

Pumped storage projects now measurable through new tracking tool

The new Hydropower Pumped Storage Tracking Tool – developed by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) – maps the locations and vital statistics of existing...
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Smart bearing improves turbine efficiency

Egyptian engineering researcher Ali El-Shafei, has patented the 'Smart Electro-Mechanical Actuator Journal Integrated Bearing', after eight years of design and development at Cairo University. According...

S.Africa: wastewater treatment facility explores dry-type transformers

Newly established Trafo Power Solutions has been selected to supply the Vereeniging-based Rand Water Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Works with thirteen custom designed dry-type transformers. Why...
BNEF

BNEF mirrors China’s power system through 2020

“The world’s largest power system will face serious challenges in the next few years. Renewable power generators face the worst curtailment rates in the...
Eskom

South Africa: Eskom Inquiry booklet unpacked

Professor Eberhard said: “From my research, a new nuclear fleet would be extremely difficult to finance with our current fiscus status.” This comes just after...

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