Blockchain to play crucial role in switch to renewables
The emerging technology will play a pivotal role in the global transition to renewable energy, the Solar Power Africa conference hears.
GreenCape facilitates R41bn investment in 10 years
The organisation leverages its funding partnerships to facilitate about R41 billion worth of investment into SA’s green economy, helping to create 19 000 direct jobs.
SA’s Bokpoort CSP plant breaks African continuous ops record
The Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant is the first renewable facility in Africa to complete a full week of continuous round-the-clock operation.
SA’s wind sector looks to power 9.3m homes by 2030
The Windaba Virtual Conference hears the sector is set to transform SA’s energy landscape by delivering 14.4GW of energy over the next decade.
Businesses, homeowners turn to solar as renewables demand surges
The cost of renewable energy production is declining, driven by better technology, which is making it attractive to homeowners and business.
Municipalities to bypass Eskom to buy own renewable energy
Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted amendments to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, to enable municipal power generation.
Local solar body joins forces with SolarPower Europe
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association partners with SolarPower Europe to unlock the potential of solar power.
Two Northern Cape solar plants connect to national grid
Aggeneys Solar and Konkoonsies II Solar plants commence commercial operations, adding a collective 132MW to the country’s generation capacity.
Ramaphosa backs renewables as answer to load-shedding
The country looks to initiate various procurement bidding windows, including in the renewable energy independent power producer programme.
Renewable industry bodies partner to develop local skills
The organisations join hands to launch a programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure SA reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy.
Tesla offers renewable energy kits as load-shedding solution
Tesla introduces its Powerwall and Megapack rechargeable, renewable energy-powered battery systems for homes and businesses in SA.