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Oppenheimer Stud Farm

Blue Horison Power is the preferred supplier and installer to the Oppenheimer stud farm, Mauritzfontein.

Renewable Energy Solutions

Wind Power

Wind power is extracted from air flow using wind turbines or sails to produce mechanical or electrical power. Windmills are used for their mechanical power, windpumps for water pumping, and sails to propel ships. Wind power as an alternative

Tidal Power

Tidal power is a system whereby power is produced by using sea tides. This will typically be done on properties on or near the ocean. To explain this in layman’s terms: we install a huge generator which has a propeller in front this propeller changes it’s pitch as the water moves forwards and backwards, therefor spinning the propeller as the tides move in and out this produces a large amount of power. It is environmentally friendly as no fuel is needed. One example is the Hudson river, as these systems are installed under water.

PV / Solar Power

Solar (PV) power makes use of the sun. We connect grid-tie (using the national grid as battery), grid-feed (feeding power into the national grid) and off-grid (using external cells for backup). Although the word “sun power” can sometimes be misleading as the modules actually makes use of the sunrays and not the sunshine, it is commonly referred to as sunshine. This is the most effective and best researched alternative power available today. PV modules available to the marked can range from very poor power output to unlimited amounts of power output. Modules also range from no warrantee to up to 30 year product warrantee to still produce 80% of its original power output after 30 years. These type of modules are mostly found in Germany and imported to South Africa.

Hydropower

Here we use water mostly from dams, as the water runs out of the dam it runs over a propeller system which turns the turbines to produce power.

Biomass

This is a system whereby we use waste that naturally produces methane gas, this gas is harnessed and used as fuel for gas turbines to produce power.

Photovoltaic thermal hybrid solar collector

Schematic of a hybrid (PVT) solar collector:

  1. Anti-reflective glass
  2. EVA-encapsulant
  3. Solar PV cell
  4. EVA-encapsulant
  5. Backsheet (PVF)
  6. Heat exchanger (copper)
  7. Insulation (polyurethane)



Photovoltaic thermal hybrid solar collectors, sometimes known as hybrid PV/T systems or PVT, are systems that convert solar radiation into thermal and electrical energy. These systems combine a solar cell, which converts sunlight into electricity, with a solar thermal collector, which captures the remaining energy and removes waste heat from the PV module. The capture of both electricity and heat allow these devices to have higher exergy[1] and thus be more overall energy efficient than solar photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal alone.[2] A significant amount of research has gone into developing PVT technology since the 1970s.[3]

Photovoltaic cells suffer from a drop in efficiency with the rise in temperature due to increased resistance. Such systems can be engineered to carry heat away from the PV cells thereby cooling the cells and thus improving their efficiency by lowering resistance.[4] Although this is an effective method, it causes the thermal component to under-perform compared to a solar thermal collector. Recent research showed that photovoltaic materials with low temperature coefficients such as amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) PV allow the PVT to be operated at high temperatures, creating a more symbiotic PVT system.[5][6] This advantage can be tuned by controlling the dispatch strategy of thermal annealing cycles [7] in any region of the world.[8]