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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.