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The surge to go green in several European countries and America came about in 2010, when a Feed-In Tariff was introduced. This meant that people who generated excess electricity through renewable sources, such as solar power, could actually make money. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for [...]

When you think about Solar panels for home energy you think of obvious factors like clouds and darkness. These elements are being overcome in several ways, such as the new solar technology that can possibly create electricity when it rains. There is another technology making waves. Just like [...]

The popular Tesla Powerwall battery has finally made it's way to the shores of South Africa and as the world gradually makes the changes towards renewable energy, the search for ways to save money never stops. With the investment of solar panels it's not just about using sustainable and clean [...]

In 2011 South Africa banned the import of incandescent lights, and the aim is to phase them out completely in 2016. Eventually South Africans are going to have to choose between CFLs (compact fluorescents), halogens and of course, LED. Unfortunately the switch towards a more efficient light bulb is [...]

Alternative energy means different things to different people. For some it's a question of putting less strain on natural resources, while others see it as a way to save money in the long run. This means there isn't a one-fits-all package you can use, because the home you live in, the typical [...]

When Inus Dreckmeyr was interviewed by Carte Blanche about his family home, which is completely off the Eskom power grid, everyone got a little bit jealous. Dreckmeyr had accomplished what so many South Africans wish they could, and that is to become independent from the one power source South [...]