renewable energy
2 Apr

Eskom gets $180m loan for renewable energy

The power utility signs a loan agreement with the New Development Bank for a renewable energy project.

20 Mar

Renewables debate rages as Eskom woes deepen

Energy experts are at odds over the costs associated with coal versus renewables, as Eskom struggles to keep the lights on.


Distributed generation can resolve SA's power crisis

While wind and solar systems could reduce significant load on municipalities, they are currently undervalued in SA.

Mar 11, 2019

President exonerates renewable energy from Eskom woes

The challenges faced by Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer programme, says the president.

Mar 8, 2019

Atlantis green tech zone eyes R3.7bn boost

The Special Economic Zone welcomes the local manufacturing of wind turbines while expecting billions more in investments.

Mar 1, 2019

Govt unfazed by labour fears, commits to renewables

Cabinet pledges to continue the expansion of renewable energy amid strong opposition from trade unions.

Feb 25, 2019

Radebe defends R209bn renewables deals

The energy minister says renewables have attracted billions in investment, and rubbishes claims he has vested interests in the programme.

Feb 22, 2019

Numsa slams govt over renewable energy bias

The trade union plans massive strike and court action over the Eskom split, saying government wants to privatise the power utility to the renewables sector.

Feb 18, 2019

Renewables industry challenges Gordhan on contract re-negotiation

The sector is at odds with the minister's move to re-negotiate renewable energy contracts in order to alleviate pressure on Eskom.

Feb 8, 2019

R12bn Kathu Solar Park goes commercial

With an installed capacity of 100MW, the facility will allow clean energy to be supplied to 179 000 homes in the Northern Cape.

Jan 21, 2019

Renewable energy costs to keep escalating, says Eskom

Commitments from the earlier bid windows mean costs associated with renewables will continue to increase, the power utility says.

Dec 5, 2018

Sener pumps R800m in SA's solar energy push

The Spanish company has invested millions in direct long-term investment in renewable energy infrastructure in SA.

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