renewable energy

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.

28 May

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.

Mar 20, 2019

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.


Govt unfazed by labour fears, commits to renewables

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

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