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SA data centres must pull the plug on non-renewable energy

Local data centre companies are increasingly shifting their focus to renewable energy, to improve overall efficiency and lower operational costs.


Deadline looms for renewable sector bid submissions

Local businesses look for strategies to enter the renewable energy manufacturing value chain.

15 Jul

Nedbank raises R910m to finance green projects in SA

The new capital raise brings the total green or climate-related funding secured by the bank between 2019 and 2021 to approximately R8.6 billion.

Jun 11, 2021

Thumbs up for Ramaphosa's move to end load-shedding

The renewables sector welcomes the decision to amend the Electricity Regulation Act to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects.

Jun 10, 2021

Wind sector is ready and eager to blast load-shedding

The industry calls for the immediate release of available additional capacity from operational wind farms into the national grid, as load-shedding infuriates citizens.

Jun 3, 2021

Norway’s Scatec to invest R1bn in SA’s solar project

The company announces the awarding of its bids to supply SA with 150 megawatts of dispatchable power through the use of renewable energy.

May 20, 2021

Govt looks to renewables to save SA from Eskom woes

As the power utility continues to struggle to keep the lights on, government undertakes to rapidly increase energy generation capacity outside of the state-owned company.


Construction starts at SA's biggest renewable energy project

At R11.6 billion total investment, the Redstone project will deliver clean and reliable electricity to nearly 200 000 households round the clock.

May 7, 2021

African YouTube comedy shot entirely on Zoom

The series hopes to draw more attention to renewable energy usage on the continent.


Mega wind energy facility switched on in ECape

The 123MW Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility reached commercial operations on 1 May, and is expected to generate over 477GWh of renewable power each year.

Mar 25, 2021

SA remodels ageing coal plants with solar technology

Minister Barbara Creecy says climate change and global warming are real, and SA is aware of the risks and knows coal contributes to this effect.

Mar 24, 2021

Nedbank gets R2.9bn loan to drive renewables in SA

The big-four bank receives a $200 million loan from the International Finance Corporation to drive renewable energy projects in South Africa.

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