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.
FNB touts renewable energy as solution to Eskom woes
With SA’s ongoing electricity challenges, the long-term benefits of implementing alternatives such as solar certainly outweigh the costs, says the bank.
Blow for Cape Town’s bid to buy own renewable energy
Judge Leonie Windell finds the city failed to follow a formal intergovernmental dispute process before litigating and asks for an out of court settlement.
R58bn new renewable energy projects to create 6 000 jobs
Three projects have been gazetted, with a total investment value of R58 billion and the potential for direct job creation for 6 000 people.
Wind sector targets R400bn post-COVID-19 economic recovery
The sector estimates the wind sector alone will invest between R300 billion and R400 billion and create 25 000 jobs in South Africa by 2030.
WiSolar offers SA homeowners solar power financing
The company says it has a monthly payment plan up to 72 months available across its solar electricity packages.
Govt sets sights on nuclear amid environmental opposition
The energy department publishes the request for information in respect of the commencement of a nuclear build programme to the extent of 2 500MW.
Patrice Motsepe-backed fund invests R50.5m in solar start-up
ARCH’s Africa Renewable Power Fund has invested $3 million in SA’s blockchain-based solar start-up Sun Exchange.