Tag: Solar PV

energy efficiency

What is a solar photovoltaic system?

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) is a technology that works well to provide solar electricity suitable for running most of your electrical needs such as air conditioning, lighting, refrigeration, water pumping, etc. However, when it comes to thermal or heating needs, solar PV is not well suited.  Solar PV can provide thermal energy, but it will require many solar panels than usual making it expensive. For cost-effectiveness purposes, solar electricity (PV) is…

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Energy poverty in Africa

Can we end the energy poverty in Africa? Many countries in Africa remain not connected to the main grid and they never will be. Why do I say this? These countries may leapfrog from using power from the main grid to use of decentralized renewable energy packaged solutions. Just the same way Africa leapfrogged from using grid type connected telephone lines to use of cellphones—there is a potential and the…