Energy & Power

UPS systems: What is the expected battery lifespan?

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Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems are central to the design and implementation of a standby power supply strategy. At the heart of the UPS system is the rechargeable battery, an element as important as the design of the system itself and a possible ‘weak link’ unless maintained and serviced regularly.

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Showcasing a new diesel genset for commercial vessels

At this year's Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology international trade fair (SMM), the Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen together, with MTU South Africa (PTY) Ltd, supplier of engines, complete propulsion and power systems in southern Africa, launched a new, standardised genset for diesel-electric propulsion and onboard power generation.

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Solar energy in sub-Saharan countries ensures bright future

With more than 70 per cent of sub-Saharan Africa having no access to electricity, and in rural areas as much as 95 per cent, the Rural Energy Foundation (REF) has helped to facilitate access to solar-powered electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, by training and supporting rural retailers.

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Biogas systems the way forward for Kenya?

Kenyacurrently has 1.9 per cent forest cover, which is well below the 10 per cent minimum recommended by the UN. The population of Kenya, especially the rural community, continue to rely on wood for fuel despite its increasing cost.

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Acquiring oil and gas interests in Ethiopia

SouthWest Energy is purchasing from Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn Bhd (Petronas Carigali), all of its oil and gas interests in Ethiopia. The transaction is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2011.

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