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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.


President commits to ‘green’ industrialisation, EV production

The country will decommission and repurpose coal-fired power stations and invest in new low-carbon generation capacity, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.


Motsepe-backed fund pumps R37.8m into Sun Exchange

The latest investment enables Sun Exchange to continue scaling its success using its crowd-based solar leasing platform in Sub-Saharan Africa.

23 Sep

Exxaro deploys solar to power coal ops in Limpopo

The project will bring long-term sustainable benefits, including security of clean electricity supply and energy cost savings, says the mining company.


Ray of light for SA businesses seeking energy security

Standard Bank introduces PowerPulse, a collaborative solution to eliminate the challenges energy consumers face when trying to procure an alternative energy solution.

Sep 10, 2021

All set for govt to announce bidder for renewables procurement

The preferred bidder for the procurement of 2 600MW of renewable energy under Bid Window 5 will be announced next month, says minister Gwede Mantashe.


WCape unveils R13m renewable energy fund for municipalities

The fund will support development of preparatory work, such as the development of electricity master plans and cost of supply studies.

Sep 1, 2021

Eskom pilots Renewable Energy Tariff programme

The initiative enables organisations to source a blended electricity supply, with up to 100% of their electricity from one of the utility’s renewable sources.


Distributed Power Africa joins Shoprite’s green building initiative

The company begins preparations for solar PV at Shoprite stores in Lichtenburg (North West), Malelane (Mpumalanga) and Waverly (Gauteng).


Wind energy body CEO Ntombifuthi Ntuli dies

The South African Wind Energy Association and the sector at large mourns the loss of Princess Ntombifuthi Ntuli.

Aug 13, 2021

Renewables sector embraces 100MW self-generation threshold

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy publishes the gazette on the lifting of the self-generation threshold to 100MW, without licensing.

Aug 12, 2021

Jobs galore in SA’s renewable energy sector

The industry says the next 10 years promise to deliver much-needed skilled and unskilled work opportunities in South Africa.

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