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PP. South African team creates something even Google couldn’t crack

It is a problem that has so far stumped even Google’s brainy engineers – how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy.

Now a team at a South African university – led by a former Intel strategic planner – believes they have cracked it. Once they have completed a prototype system in October they have big plans for rolling out the technology.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theguardian.com

First it was BEE ….. now its PP. I say that in jest! But what a cool play on words for any marketer– PLONKABLE POWER.


The word confused many non South Africans. But that was how Paul Gauché the founding director of the Solar Thermal Research Group at Stellenbosch University explained it. So elegantly simple – you pick it up and place (plonk) it down were you want it. Karter Margub & Associates fully supports the Helio100 project and if his team can produce this CSP technology that is said to be cheap and quick to install it can only be a winner for the world. Having worked in many remote areas in Africa where power is scarce this could be a major breakthrough for my clients game lodges.


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