Renewable energy in South Africa is gathering momentum, with the announcement of a new 300MW wind farm under development near the agricultural region of Caledon in the southern Western Cape province.
South Africa is the 30th place in the world to have a detailed map of the country’s wind resources thanks to Risø DTU, Denmarks National laboratory for Sustainable Energy. The map shows the best locations for wind turbines and is a prerequisite for funding wind farms.
In the future, turbine blades in a power station ought be able to withstand gas temperatures in excess of 1,400°C in order to increase the energy yield.
The families of Q-on branded uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems provided by Powermode are now fully RoHS (Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances) compliant.
Emirates’ 18th destination in Africa, oil-rich Angola, came on stream recently with the launch of flights to Luanda.