Wind industry lures new talent with internships
The programme provides candidates with practical work experience, while exposing them to careers related to sustainable energy.
Wind energy body CEO Ntombifuthi Ntuli dies
The South African Wind Energy Association and the sector at large mourns the loss of Princess Ntombifuthi Ntuli.
Renewables sector embraces 100MW self-generation threshold
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy publishes the gazette on the lifting of the self-generation threshold to 100MW, without licensing.
Jobs galore in SA’s renewable energy sector
The industry says the next 10 years promise to deliver much-needed skilled and unskilled work opportunities in South Africa.
Wind sector is ready and eager to blast load-shedding
The industry calls for the immediate release of available additional capacity from operational wind farms into the national grid, as load-shedding infuriates citizens.
R80.5bn pumped into SA’s wind energy sector in last decade
To date, 27 wind farms have successfully been connected to the national grid, increasing installed wind power capacity to almost 2 500MW.
SAWEA sees big potential in offshore wind energy
The industry body says it has seen an increased focus from academia on offshore wind energy, and it supports and is looking forward to the outcomes.
Local renewables sector steps up gender diversity efforts
The industry moves to adjust and improve the levels of gender representation, at all levels, with the launch of its Gender Diversity Working Group.
Renewables industry stands ready for action on energy crisis
The country’s wind and solar energy industries welcome president Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive to boost the renewable energy sector.
SA’s wind sector looks to power 9.3m homes by 2030
The Windaba Virtual Conference hears the sector is set to transform SA’s energy landscape by delivering 14.4GW of energy over the next decade.
Municipalities to bypass Eskom to buy own renewable energy
Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted amendments to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, to enable municipal power generation.