An introduction to solar PV rooftop installations

Submitted by Jonathan Ramayia on Fri, 08/10/2012 – 07:13

In urban areas where property is at a premium, the harnessing of roof space is an attractive option for energy generation. Roofs that are reasonably flat, free of shade, and at a suitable angle provide ideal sites for solar PV energy generation. Solar PV rooftop installations are becoming one of the more feasible and reliable ways that solar energy can be exploited for small scale generation in cities.

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Carbon pricing: what impact for South Africans

I am attending an event hosted by the M&G’s Critical Thinking Forum called CARBON PRICING: What would the impact be on South AFrican Citizens?

Quite a lofty question indeed. Should I even care? Should any of us care? Carbon pricing, carbon trading, carbon anything is at the moment under discussion in various fora (forums) some where in the world. It may seem out of timing, what with COP 17 a distant memory.

The question is however a serious one. The introduction of a carbon tax will affect everyone, rich, middle class, and the poor. Allowing debate, listening and engaging in conversation is essential for the argument to gain intensity.

So, I ask again should I care, just a little bit, if at all?

I will attempt to answer that question over the next hour or two. read the next post