Wind is a valuable source of renewable energy and its most practical application is power generation using wind turbines. The Dayliff TY turbine range are tried and tested quality products that offer excellent power generation performance and are the ideal solution for powering lighting, water pumping, telecom and general power requirements in remote places.

Dayliff wind turbines include a number of features that give high efficiency, high reliability operation. These include a permanent magnetic alternator that gives reduced start up torque and hence lower wind velocity start up, high precision GRP blades that minimize noise and vibration, marine grade aluminum alternative housing for corrosion resistance and a high specification AVR microprocessor controller .

All generators are supplied with a separate controller that provides battery charge control, overload protection and LED indicators for system operation as well as the facility for PV solar module connections for operation of hybrid systems. Hybrid systems maximize power availability as sunny conditions and high wind speed tend to occur at different times.


As more and more focus is shifting towards renewable energy the solar street lighting systems are becoming very popular especially for towns, cities and residential areas that are looking at having a 24 hour economy while at the same time reducing the cost of electricity because the energy required by incandescent bulbs solar power has not previously been viable, but with the development of reliable LED bulbs, which use about 5% the energy of equivalent incandescent types, solar power is now a cost effective and reliable alternative to mains supply.

The prevalent crime rates in the city and residential estates is a phenomenon that can be easily forgotten if we resort to adequate street lighting systems because no one would dare engage in burglary or other acts of delinquency in full glare of lights. This strengthens my belief that this is what we really need as one of the many strategies of bolstering our security as citizens to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

There is no doubt that LED technology is the future of street lighting and one of the most amazing and excellent options in the market, the Dayliff solar powered light unit has been carefully engineered with matched components to provide a market leading product. The combination of an advanced technology lamp, high functionality controller and high specification module and battery provide a unit of exceptional performance that can be relied upon to give many years of efficient and trouble free service.

A dayliff solar powered light.


As a continuation to what we discussed last time on power outages we are focusing more on solutions that can help alleviate this problem. Just to recap on what we discussed as part of the solutions we recommend, we said that having a power backup system which is specifically designed for small domestic and commercial applications and provide standby power in the event of mains power supply failure has many advantages including:-

· Instantaneous and automatic changeover when the mains power fails which is especially beneficial when used with electronic equipment such as computers and TV’s.

· Totally silent and non polluting operation which particularly suits enclosed space applications.

· Very low running costs – just the power to charge a battery.

The other viable option that is quite common is the use of a standby generator which automatically comes on when there is a power outage. Within seconds of a power outage an automatic transfer switch senses the power loss, commands the generator to start and then transfers the electrical load to the generator. The standby generator begins supplying power to the circuits. After utility power returns, the automatic transfer switch transfers the electrical load back to the utility and signals the standby generator to shut off. It then returns to standby mode where it awaits the next outage.

To be able to acquire the right standby generator it is advisable to consult a professional generator dealer who will be able to know the right size you need based on your requirements.

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