Category: Press News

Wits engineers have built an affordable off the grid system

The engineers say the home-based electrical grid solution can easily integrate multiple energy sources – from solar panels to batteries. This makes it possible to grow a… A team of Wits engineers has spent 4 years developing an affordable off the grid energy system that could potentially power whole villages. Called the Personal Consumer grid innovation, it is a home-based electrical […]
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Wits innovation set to light up lives

PeCo Power, a new spin-off company, is a home-grown electrical off-grid solution that will radically change lives and impact local communities. An innovation out of Wits University’s School of Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE) has reached commercialisation stage and will soon find its way into rural and un-serviced communities, with the promise of deep social impact.   The Personal Consumer grid innovation is […]
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Engineers create clean energy system to tackle loadshedding

Two Wits engineering students and their professor have created a clean energy based system specially designed to meet the needs of South Africans who face electricity shortages. Professor Willie Cronje of the School of Electrical & Information Engineering came up with the idea of the PiCo power system in 2010. Cronje built the first prototype […]
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