renewable energy

Blockchain, AI, 3D printing reduce renewables prices

New technologies are accelerating the deployment of renewable energy, according to Deloitte.


Study reaffirms renewables now cheaper than coal

Rising input costs and energy insecurity have made coal increasingly less competitive for electricity generation, a study reveals.

Aug 15, 2018

R2bn shot in the arm for SA's renewables sector

Vantage GreenX invests R2.05 billion in a combination of six solar and wind energy projects.

Aug 2, 2018

Enel signs R18bn deals to finance SA's wind energy

The Italian multinational energy company has signed financing agreements for five new wind projects worth €1.2 billion.

Jul 24, 2018

Loss-making Eskom pays R21.3bn for renewable energy

The utility posts a loss of R2.3 billion, with R20 billion in irregular expenditure, for the financial year ended 31 March.

Jul 23, 2018

UK firm eyes renewable energy assets in SA

Globeleq reaches an agreement with Brookfield to acquire majority stakes in South African-based projects with combined capacity of 178MW.


Solar Turtle's power plan for rural women

The start-up wishes to empower female entrepreneurs in remote or off-grid areas to run successful renewable-energy businesses.

Jun 29, 2018

Eskom gets R1.35bn renewable energy boost

The power utility and KfW, the German Development Bank, sign a $100 million loan facility to facilitate the grid integration of renewable energy.

Jun 15, 2018

New coal plants to cost SA R19bn, push out renewables

Two planned coal plants are set to cost the country an additional R19.68 billion in present value terms over their lifetimes.

May 31, 2018

New wind energy projects to fire up W Cape

The Perdekraal East and Excelsior wind plants have been signed off for the national renewable energy programme in the Western Cape.

May 21, 2018

Scientists slam renewable energy prophets of doom

A team of scientists rubbishes a previous paper suggesting a 100% renewables future is not feasible.


Calls mount for energy plans update

A clear technology investment roadmap is essential to investor certainty over a multi-decade time horizon, says the renewables industry.