Fraym partners with Shell Foundation

Fraym, a geospatial data company that uses machine learning to produce local-level consumer data for emerging markets has launched a comprehensive initiative with the Shell Foundation, a UK charity, to increase electrification across sub-Saharan Africa. "The potential...

Ricoh creates solar panel that charges under indoor light

Ricoh has created a solar panel capable of charging under indoor lights. Technically, the new panel is a solid-state, dye-sensitised solar cell that mimics the same photosynthesis process plants use to harness the sun’s energy to make glucose and oxygen from carbon...

Surge-protection helps to cope with grid instability

The instability in the electricity grid due to ongoing load-shedding is increasing the possibility of overvoltage events. CPT Cirprotec is distributed locally by ElectroMechanica (EM). Overvoltage events are now much more common, warns EM product manager Christo van...

Li-ion UPS batteries: a smart investment

Until recently, Lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries have not been commercially adopted as batteries for single-phase UPSs. While used in various other applications, they didn't provide the necessary balance of price, energy density, power, safety, and reliability to be...