The energy scene in Southern Africa is dominated by South Africa. While its coal-based electricity used to be cheap and reliable by world standards, the South African state utility recently ran out of reserve capacity – with blackouts resulting. In the second part of an article for Renewable Energy Focus, Dieter Holm, long-serving member of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), reports on renewed awareness of energy efficiency and renewable energy in South Africa.
16 June, 2009
Although many different processes are used to build wind turbine blades, they all share the same maintenance challenges. Understanding how and why a blade is made a certain way will improve the chances of making good decisions on blade maintenance, say Jack Wallace Jr. and Mark Dawson of Frontier Pro Services.
01 June, 2009