May 12, 2020

Energy needs new models in a post-lockdown SA

Meeting the need for cost-effective and reliable energy in homes that are essentially distributed operating units of businesses will require zero cost, zero risk business models to support them, says Wessel Wessels, head of sales of NEC XON’s Alternative Energy division.

Sep 26, 2019

Op-ed: Energy and ICT sectors equally crucial for 4IR

As the ICT sector focuses on technology to facilitate 4IR, the energy sector must ensure that SA has the required power resources to sustain it, says Vino Govender, Executive for Strategy, Mergers and Acquisition, and Innovation for Dark Fibre Africa.

Jun 17, 2016

Solar-powered phone charger aids migrants in Greece

For refugees and migrants stuck in Greece, a smartphone is a lifeline -- as long as its battery lasts.

May 12, 2016

Smart metering system sheds light on power usage

Better understanding of energy consumption patterns can help users streamline their usage, according to Enermatics.

Feb 22, 2016

Eskom exec talks 'Internet of energy'

Internet of things capabilities could make the energy grid more sustainable, says Eskom's Sean Maritz.

Dec 3, 2015

Wastewater plant generates power from poop

Blue Plains wastewater plant is using human waste to generate electricity.

Oct 2, 2015

Grid storage a must for energy efficiency

The reliability of renewable energy sources could be greatly augmented by grid storage systems, say NEC executives.

Sep 22, 2015

US invests R5.4bn in SA solar power

The Overseas Private Investment Corp will invest in the Redstone solar project in the Northern Cape.

Jul 22, 2015

SA startup claims it can end load shedding

PowerOptimal says its power demand management technology can solve SA's energy woes much faster than building new coal-fired power stations, and at a fraction of the cost.


Govt awards R5.8bn wind energy deal

A tender to install 250MW of wind-generating capacity has been awarded to Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power.

Nov 30, 2012

Worldwide wrap

We round up this week's top six stories from across the globe that piqued our interest or had us scratching our heads.

Apr 5, 2012

Power-saving all the rage

Everyone from local electronics companies to social giant Facebook are rolling out public energy-saving projects.

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