Renewables tech to compete with fossils on price by 2020


A new cost analysis shows green energy prices will drop significantly in the next two years.

Solar steam powers homes, new jobs in SA


A Spanish renewable energy company opens three thermal solar plants in the Northern Cape, creating 125 permanent and 5 800 temporary jobs.

Ellies earnings swing to profit

Dec 5, 2017

The group's turnaround strategy seems to be working as it reports half year earnings per share after reporting a loss per share a year ago.

Mahlobo's nuclear plans nuked

Nov 30, 2017

Energy minister David Mahlobo capitulates and gives assurances to the court that he will abide by the law in regards to nuclear procurement.

More calls for nuclear deal transparency

Nov 28, 2017

Civil organisations question why government wants nuclear energy when SA has readily available and cheaper renewable energy options.

Energy mix uncertainties costing SA billions

Nov 24, 2017

The country's policy uncertainty is deterring investments into the country's energy sector, industry players say.

SA surpasses renewable energy generation tipping points

Nov 16, 2017

Besides facing challenges, the wind energy industry gives a sombre yet defiant account of the renewables situation in SA.

Africa's renewable energy set to soar by 2022

Nov 16, 2017

Millions of Africans get access to electricity for the first time as the continent turns to solar, wind and hydropower projects.

Robben Island gets R25m solar plant

Oct 23, 2017

The mini-grid has the capacity to generate 666.4kwp of clean energy, reducing the island's reliance on diesel.

Mahlobo's appointment riles renewables industry

Oct 20, 2017

The sector believes the new minister will further delay the signing of new renewables contracts, while others expect him to finalise the nuclear deal.

An optimistic tech future

Oct 9, 2017

Humanity can look forward to personalised medicine, 3D-printed houses and super-fast public transport by the late 2030s, say futurists interviewed in a Vodafone study.

Eskom quells wind farm social media 'misconceptions'

Oct 5, 2017

The broken and falling turbine at Klipheuwel Wind Farm is an acceptable method to dispose of a wind turbine structure, says the utility.