renewable energy

New solar project to test Eskom’s dominance

SOLA Group partners with African Infrastructure Investment Managers and Nedbank Energy Finance to build 40MW solar projects that will rival Eskom in cities across the country.

31 Jul

Renewables industry to co-operate with public protector's probe

The sector welcomes Busisiwe Mkwebane’s investigation into allegations of malfeasance in the multi-billion-rand deals.

31 Jul

Prepaid solar electricity coming to your home

A local energy solutions company will soon rollout a prepaid, decentralised solar electricity solution in SA.

31 Jul

Rising renewable energy expenditure weighs on Eskom

The record loss-making parastatal says expenditure on renewable independent power producers jumped to R22.2 billion this year.

Jul 4, 2019

Enel begins R3bn Garob wind farm construction

Analysts welcome the Enel investment, saying more investment in renewable energy is required to meet the country’s emissions target.

May 31, 2019

UK firm buys renewable generation plants in SA

Globeleq, a developer of energy and power-generation solutions, completes the acquisition of four local renewable generation plants.

May 28, 2019

Construction starts at R2.9bn Oyster Bay Wind Farm

Italian company Enel begins construction of its Oyster Bay Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape province.

May 21, 2019

Vodacom goes solar in Randburg

The telco installs solar panels to supplement the energy supply of its Randburg base station controller.

May 17, 2019

Move to decentralise electricity sector lauded

A renewables industry body welcomes government's drive to open up the market to smaller-scale green energy projects.


SA commits to green energy but can't ditch coal yet

Energy minister Jeff Radebe says the country is not yet ready to ditch coal, although it is investing in renewable energy.


Time ripe for SA renewable energy investments

A government agency calls on businesses to consider accessing green loans to develop renewable energy.

Apr 2, 2019

Eskom gets $180m loan for renewable energy

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

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