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2:50

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.

5:20

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.

3:00

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.

1:50
23 Sep

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.

4:20

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.

3:00
Sep 10, 2021

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.

2:30

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.

5:20
Sep 1, 2021

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.

1:30

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).

1:40

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.

3:40
Aug 13, 2021

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.

3:00
Aug 12, 2021

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.

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