Sunday, February 12, 2006

SA solar research eclipses rest of the world

In a scientific breakthrough that has stunned the world, a team of South African scientists has developed a revolutionary new, highly efficient solar power technology that will enable homes to obtain all their electricity from the sun.This means high electricity bills and frequent power failures could soon be a thing of the past.

The unique South African-developed solar panels will make it possible for houses to become completely self-sufficient for energy supplies. The panels are able to generate enough energy to run stoves, geysers, lights, TVs, fridges, computers - in short all the mod-cons of the modern house. Photo: Anton Hammerl, Saturday Argus

The new technology should be available in South Africa within a year and through a special converter, energy can be fed directly into the wiring of existing houses...

Production will start next month and the factory will run 24 hours a day, producing more than 1 000 panels a day to meet expected demand... Read More

1 comment:

Dylan said...

I've been wanting to ship them from Japan as one of my post-stay enterprises, but now it looks like I won't have to!

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