Namibia – the new renewable energy powerhouse

As climate change and depleting resources continue to threaten the future of our planet, it’s no surprise that the demand for renewable energy is rising. What we may not consider is that this demand is transforming the mining industry. Coal, gold, iron ore and copper have always been popular mining ventures, but we’re seeing a…

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6 ways engineers are leading the way to a greener future

Engineers have provided innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, and in so doing, have shaped the course of history. Can we rely on them to help us transition to a greener and more sustainable future? The answer is, a resounding: YES! Here are some ways that engineers are already helping to…

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Towards a renewable future

Harnessing the power of renewable resources like wind, sunlight and rain may not be a new concept, but it is one that’s becoming increasingly critical to the survival of our planet. As a key enabler of sustainable development, renewable energy is highlighted in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 7, which aims to “ensure access to…

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Electrical Engineering: Moving the world forward

If you’re doing the laundry, driving to the supermarket, heating last night’s leftovers or watching your favourite series, you’re benefiting from innovations in electrical engineering (electricity, electronics and electromagnetism). And although it’s a relatively new discipline, it’s changed and continues to change the way we live, work, communicate and more. A broad and exciting field,…

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Everything you don’t know about how electricity works

Everything you don’t know about how electricity works

While we rely on electricity every day of our lives, it’s not something we ever really have to think about – simply switch on a plug or turn on an electrical appliance and, as if by magic, it works. At Lithon, we work according to a similar principle – we take care of the behind-the-scenes…

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Economic study on Concentrated Solar Power (*CSP) Plants

Lithon Holdings Solar Power

The analysis of macro-economic costs and benefits associated with the CSP plant suggestions on a 135 MW CR CSP plant with a 15-hour storage capacity and 135 MW PT CSP plant with a 9-hour storage capacity were considered.   Services provided Client liaison EIAResearch CSP models (Central Receiver and Parabolic trough) Performance analysis Macro-economic impact…

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