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Li-ion Batteries Are Taking Over

Li-ion Batteries are taking over

The continued lowering of the price point and increased availability has made Li-ion batteries the technology of choice when deploying…

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Lithium-ion Battery Technology Advances In 2018.

Lithium-ion Battery technology advances in 2018.

By John Hope-Bailie, Technical Director Soltra Energy There was burgeoning interest in rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power solutions for domestic,…

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Tackling The Challenges Presented By Time-of-use Electricity Billing

Tackling the challenges presented by time-of-use electricity billing

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy   With the fragility of Eskom’s nation-wide power grid, due to poor, underfunded…

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Solar PV: Concerned About Lead-acid Battery Longevity?

Solar PV: Concerned about lead-acid battery longevity?

Solar PV: Concerned about lead-acid battery longevity? By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy One of the most effective ways…

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2015: A Year Of Solar Power, Battery Technology Advances.

2015: A year of solar power, battery technology advances.

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy The past year witnessed a sharp uptick in interest in South Africa for…

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Optimising Solar Energy In Building Design

Optimising solar energy in building design

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy One of the objectives demanded by many supporters of modern, sustainable buildings is…

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Don’t Opt For Solar Energy Before You’ve Optimised Your Home. Part 2.

Don’t opt for solar energy before you’ve optimised your home. Part 2.

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy Heating geyser water is typically the largest cost of energy in a home…

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Don’t Opt For Solar Energy Before You’ve Optimised Your Home. Part 1.

Don’t opt for solar energy before you’ve optimised your home. Part 1.

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy Around one third of the average household’s monthly electricity bill is linked to…

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Dawn Distribution HQ Solar Installation

Dawn Distribution HQ Solar Installation

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy Soltra Energy have installed and signed off a 166 kWp rooftop solar photovoltaic…

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Nominal Vs Actual Power Produced By A Solar PV Installation

Nominal vs actual power produced by a solar PV installation

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy Home and business owners thinking of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems often request…

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Top Three Misconceptions About Solar PV

Top three misconceptions about solar PV

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy The past year witnessed a significant increase in interest in rooftop solar photovoltaic…

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‘Unconventional’ Installation Paradigm For Solar Panels

‘Unconventional’ installation paradigm for solar panels

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy The past year witnessed a sharp uptick in interest in South Africa for…

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The Tesla Powerwall: We Couldn’t Wait, So We Designed Our Own

The Tesla Powerwall: We couldn’t wait, so we designed our own

By Jack Ward, Soltra Energy CEO From what we’ve seen in the media, the Tesla Powerwall lithium-ion battery pack is…

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The Benefits Of ‘east-west’ Solar PV Installations For The SA Market

The benefits of ‘east-west’ solar PV installations for the SA market

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy In what direction should roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) panels be sited for optimum…

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Grid Defection: Cutting Ties To Eskom’s Apron Strings

Grid defection: Cutting ties to Eskom’s apron strings

By Jack Ward, Soltra Energy CEO Renewable electricity generation, especially solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, is rapidlygaining ground and becoming much…

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Compare Solar PV Installers: Ask The Right Questions.

Compare solar PV installers: Ask the right questions.

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy If you are considering a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, you’ll probably be asking…

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Your Diesel Generator Running Up Unacceptable Fuel Bills During Load Shedding?

Your diesel generator running up unacceptable fuel bills during load shedding?

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy We have the answer. Save fuel by creating a hybrid, grid-tied, diesel/solar photovoltaic (PV) installation.…

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Changing Directions: Solar Panel Optimisation – A South African First?

Changing directions: Solar panel optimisation - a South African first?

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy It’s a question I’m often asked: In what direction should solar photovoltaic (PV) panels be…

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Tesla Powerwall Sparks Scores Of Potential Battery Breakthrough Announcements

Tesla Powerwall sparks scores of potential battery breakthrough announcements

By Jack Ward, CEO of Soltra Energy Without doubt, the Tesla Powerwall represents a huge step forward in energy storage as it…

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Best Advice For Solar PV Installations

Best advice for solar PV installations

Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) solar systems are mushrooming around the world. In South Africa they have gained significant ground as…

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