Innovations
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:07

Energy efficiency in practice

Green Technologies was established to assesses the negative impact that the inefficient use of power has on our environment. They do this by looking at the latest technologies and trends in the market place and adapt these innovations to suit the needs of the South African market.
“Buildings are responsible for 40% of all emissions, making them the single biggest emitter of carbon emissions,” Mike Taylor, Vice President of Honeywell Building Solutions. “Given these figures, it comes as no surprise that large urban areas with the densest and most mature building stock are among the biggest targets to reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases.”
Electro Power Systems SpA is changing the economics of backup power by launching ElectroSelf, the world’s first entirely self-recharging hydrogen fuel cell technology. ElectroSelf is designed to deliver dependable backup power for mobile networks in any location whether off-grid, in locations with unreliable power or in extreme climates.
Enervision’s alternative energy solutions include Solar Water Heaters, Photovoltaic panels, generators and inverters with battery backup systems.
With energy costs continually rising and further increases on the horizon, everyone is chanting “going green” mantras. A new paradigm shift towards green technology has brought an influx of innovative and efficient systems into the industry. These systems will not only tackle our increasing demand for energy, but also global climate concerns.
A showcase project to prove the efficacy, efficiency and economic viability of commercial solar driven air-conditioning has been implemented in Pretoria, South Africa.
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 15:10

View your energy use in real time

Switching the lights on, using the stove, reading in an air-conditioned room that overlooks the swimming pool and listening to the radio all require electricity – but how are you to know how much electricity you are using at any given time?
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 15:06

Plug-in Hybrid produces only 59 g/km CO2

The introduction of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, a plug-in version of the third-generation Prius petrol-electric hybrid vehicle, has been confirmed by the Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV) offers greater range on electric power only, significantly reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
Travel management for the Energy industry is multifaceted and ever changing, requiring a comprehensive knowledge of the industry and geographic locations to provide a holistic and comprehensive service for Energy travel management. Having well trained and knowledgeable consultants is also essential to the modern Oil & Gas TMC, not only to plan a client’s itinerary and logistics, but also to man the after hours call centre.
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 14:57

Less CO2 and more driving performance

Environmentally friendly technologies took centre stage during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) in Denmark. Cars and tyres were on display at the Radisson Hotel in Copenhagen and the award winning fuel-saving tyre, Goodyear EfficientGrip, was be part of the event as an exclusive fitment on the forward-looking electric Renault Fluence Z.E.