Why is it that Eskom, a company with so much surplus electricity in the 1980s now faces shortages despite the dawn of low power electronic technology? The paradox is that low-power technology both assists in energy saving and also contributes to energy wastage. Developments in modern electronics have yielded low-power and even ultra low-power devices. Circuits that required hundreds of mA, now operate on less than a tenth of that… (more)

 

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