solar power
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

WiSolar establishes gateway office in Bronkhorstspruit, SA

In addition to currently offering rooftop solar power in SA, the company's upgradeable solar packages and power-generation technologies will soon be available here, says Tonye Irims, executive director of WiSolar.

Jun 14, 2018

Making water while the sun shines

Claimed to be a world-first, Zero Mass Water's SOURCE Hydropanels use sunlight and air to make safe, pure drinking water.

Apr 23, 2018

Blockchain-based solar start-up intros digital token

Sun Exchange introduces Sunex, a digital network token for its platform to minimise risk and unlock financing.

Jan 29, 2018

'Cheaper' clean energy to connect world's poor

With the declining costs of creating solar power and wind energy, renewable energy prices will soon be "consistently cheaper", say energy experts.

Oct 13, 2017

Your parking lot as an energy source

Sizwe is actively driving solar power as a viable alternative energy, says Rudi Fourie, Executive: Sizwe IT Group Fibre and Facility Management.

Oct 3, 2017

In windy Denmark, clouds clear for solar power

The Scandinavian country plans to make wind and solar compete more equally for subsidies, which could boost solar panel installations.


SA poised to become solar super-power

The country has some of the best wind and sunshine resources in the world, and government should harness them without hesitation.

Aug 12, 2016

German solar giant pulls plug on SA

SMA Solar closes its multimillion-rand Cape Town facility, citing government's lack of commitment to renewable energy.

Jul 6, 2016

Dell opens solar-powered lab at Waverley Girls' High

The lab, constructed inside a shipping container, uses solar panels and cloud technologies.

Jun 23, 2016

Tesla, SolarCity support despite stock dropping

Some of Tesla's biggest investors signal support for the plan, despite it diminishing market capitalisation.

Apr 29, 2016

Local drone innovation cleans up water pollution

Capetonian Richard Hardiman developed a solar-powered autonomous aqua drone, the WasteShark, to tackle ocean pollution.

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