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Renewable industry bodies partner to develop local skills

The organisations join hands to launch a programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure SA reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy.


Tesla offers renewable energy kits as load-shedding solution

Tesla introduces its Powerwall and Megapack rechargeable, renewable energy-powered battery systems for homes and businesses in SA.

15 Sep

Green light for Eskom to buy renewable energy

The energy regulator concurs with a Section 34 ministerial determination which opens the way for the procurement of 6 800MW of wind and solar PV power.


Solarise Africa gets $10m renewable energy boost

The investment will be used to fund renewable energy project deployments on the African continent.


FNB touts renewable energy as solution to Eskom woes

With SA’s ongoing electricity challenges, the long-term benefits of implementing alternatives such as solar certainly outweigh the costs, says the bank.


Cape Town vows to continue renewable energy fight

The city will keep standing up for residents and businesses whose livelihoods depend on a reliable energy supply, says mayor Dan Plato.


Blow for Cape Town’s bid to buy own renewable energy

Judge Leonie Windell finds the city failed to follow a formal intergovernmental dispute process before litigating and asks for an out of court settlement.

Jul 28, 2020

R58bn new renewable energy projects to create 6 000 jobs

Three projects have been gazetted, with a total investment value of R58 billion and the potential for direct job creation for 6 000 people.

Jun 25, 2020

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.

Jun 19, 2020

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.

Jun 15, 2020

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.

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