Renewable energy still a drop in the ocean in SA
In 2020, three-quarters of SA’s total primary energy supply was derived from burning coal – more than double the G20 average, says Climate Transparency.
President commits to ‘green’ industrialisation, EV production
The country will decommission and repurpose coal-fired power stations and invest in new low-carbon generation capacity, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Motsepe-backed fund pumps R37.8m into Sun Exchange
The latest investment enables Sun Exchange to continue scaling its success using its crowd-based solar leasing platform in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Exxaro deploys solar to power coal ops in Limpopo
The project will bring long-term sustainable benefits, including security of clean electricity supply and energy cost savings, says the mining company.
Ray of light for SA businesses seeking energy security
Standard Bank introduces PowerPulse, a collaborative solution to eliminate the challenges energy consumers face when trying to procure an alternative energy solution.
All set for govt to announce bidder for renewables procurement
The preferred bidder for the procurement of 2 600MW of renewable energy under Bid Window 5 will be announced next month, says minister Gwede Mantashe.
WCape unveils R13m renewable energy fund for municipalities
The fund will support development of preparatory work, such as the development of electricity master plans and cost of supply studies.
Eskom pilots Renewable Energy Tariff programme
The initiative enables organisations to source a blended electricity supply, with up to 100% of their electricity from one of the utility’s renewable sources.
Distributed Power Africa joins Shoprite’s green building initiative
The company begins preparations for solar PV at Shoprite stores in Lichtenburg (North West), Malelane (Mpumalanga) and Waverly (Gauteng).
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.