Browsing: solar

Internet connected devices need power. That either means connecting them to the grid, which limits what we can use them for, or using batteries. So as the Internet of Things grows and more and more internet-enabled devices and sensors are rolled out as is expected, it could produce billions of extra batteries that have to be recycled every year, or else will just be thrown away.

Toby Shapshak chats to key players in SA’s solar energy industry, like Mike Peo who is the head of infrastructure and telecoms at Nedbank, along with the team at Eldo Energy. They went from making solar panels to managing the infrastructure related to the solar market. A market that has been growing rapidly in South Africa due to… obvious reasons. Increasingly, South Africans are looking for alternative energy sources, so let’s hear what the experts suggest.