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Wind sector targets R400bn post-COVID-19 economic recovery

The sector estimates the wind sector alone will invest between R300 billion and R400 billion and create 25 000 jobs in South Africa by 2030.

19 Jun

WiSolar offers SA homeowners solar power financing

The company says it has a monthly payment plan up to 72 months available across its solar electricity packages.


Govt sets sights on nuclear amid environmental opposition

The energy department publishes the request for information in respect of the commencement of a nuclear build programme to the extent of 2 500MW.

Jun 9, 2020

Patrice Motsepe-backed fund invests R50.5m in solar start-up

ARCH’s Africa Renewable Power Fund has invested $3 million in SA’s blockchain-based solar start-up Sun Exchange.

Jun 2, 2020

Solar industry wants clarity on generation capacity

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association says the draft regulations on generation capacity continue to fall short of addressing municipalities’ needs.

May 28, 2020

Global wind energy sector sets new supply record

The industry installed 22 893 wind turbines produced from 33 suppliers and accounting for over 63GW of capacity, says the Global Wind Energy Council.

May 15, 2020

Standard Bank gets approval to acquire renewable energy projects

The competition watchdog gives a fund owned by the bank the green light to acquire Mulilo Prieska and De Aar projects in SA.


Uncertainties shroud renewable energy deals in short-term

The decline in power consumption is expected to impact existing power purchase agreements, says GlobalData.

Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 leaves SA’s renewable sector in limbo

The coronavirus pandemic will put to the test the local industry’s skills, resilience and depth of pockets.

Apr 14, 2020

Eskom’s grid guru appointed as IPP Office head

Tshifhiwa Bernard Magoro will assume the Independent Power Producers Office head role from 1 May, replacing the axed Karen Breytenbach.

Mar 31, 2020

Shared risk opens up Africa's solar energy opportunities

There is now a zero-risk, zero-cost way to establish renewable energy in Africa, says Wessel Wessels, head of sales, Alternative Energy at NEC XON.

Mar 25, 2020

NERSA seeks 13MW from independent power producers

The energy regulator publishes two draft determinations by the energy minister, which is the first step in getting new electricity generation capacity in SA.

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