Green light for merger in SA’s solar power sector
The Competition Tribunal conditionally approves the proposed large merger whereby Atlantica intends to acquire the employees of Abengoa and the assets of Kaxu.
Eskom unlocks land in power stations for renewable energy
The power utility has initiated an auction process to unlock and make some of the land in its power stations available to private investors for renewable electricity generation.
Africa Data Centres in deal to secure 10MW renewable energy
The company appoints Distributed Power Technologies to provide renewable energy and storage solutions for its data centres across South Africa.
President unpacks details of R131bn green energy deal
The multibillion-rand offer by the US, UK, Germany and EU does not mean the country must accept any unfavourable terms, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.
SA’s sunlight has potential to power electric minibus taxis
South Africa has an excellent chance of harnessing its abundant sunlight to power electric vehicles, says Stellenbosch University.
AWS solar project begins contributing power to SA’s electricity grid
The 10-megawatt solar project will supply renewable energy to AWS data centres and contribute to SA's 2030 renewable energy goals, says the company.
South Africa clinches R130bn renewable energy deal
The climate finance deal with the UK, US, Germany, France and the EU aims to accelerate SA’s transition to renewable energy and away from coal.
Renewable energy projects to pump R50bn into SA economy
Minister Gwede Mantashe announces the preferred bidders in the fifth round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
COJ sets sights on renewables as Eskom drops the ball
The City of Johannesburg sets in motion a plan to get an extra 500MW capacity of alternative energy, using gas and solar sources.
Eskom in renewables drive as load-shedding bites
For the period 2022 to 2031, the embattled power utility plans to bring 30GW of new generation capacity, mainly from renewable energy sources.
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.