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SustainPower gas to power product launch
SustainPower gas to power product launch

SustainPower, a new player in the renewable energy sector, hosted its official gas to power product launch at African Utility Week 2017 in Cape Town earlier this month...

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Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency
Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8-million people worldwide in 2016, almost twice as many as in 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday, 24 May...

24 May 2017

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency
#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was...

By Sindy Peters 22 May 2017

All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun
All roads to sustainable energy lead to the sun

Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second...

By Werner van Zyl 19 May 2017

Rooftop PV in SA on the rise
Rooftop PV in SA on the rise

According to Ashley Maistry, associate director for Accenture Resources, increasing environmental awareness is driving South Africans to invest in a more sustainable future...

16 May 2017

Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm

Dutch officials on Monday, 8 May, opened what is being billed as one of the world's largest offshore wind farms, with 150 turbines spinning in action far out in the North Sea...

10 May 2017

US Mission in SA aims to empower renewable energy champions
US Mission in SA aims to empower renewable energy champions

Energy21: Exchange Hub is a collaborative effort between the US Mission to South Africa, which has partnered with the World Bank's Connect4Climate, and GreenCape...

8 May 2017

Startups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged
Startups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged

Energy access remains a huge problem for most people living on the African continent...

By Fred McBagonluri 5 May 2017

2017 Access Co-Development Facility competition deadline extended
2017 Access Co-Development Facility competition deadline extended

The deadline to enter the 2017 Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition has been extended until 12 May...

4 May 2017

It only takes a few countries to kickstart a decarbonisation revolution
It only takes a few countries to kickstart a decarbonisation revolution

In 2016, more renewable energy was added to the global grid than ever before, and at a lower cost. A global energy revolution is clearly underway...

By Markus Hagemann and Andrzej Ancygier 2 May 2017

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2017 African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

Zelda la Grange, former SA President Nelson Mandela's personal assistant, is guest speaker at the awards...

2 May 2017

SUNfarming technology spells good news for food security
SUNfarming technology spells good news for food security

The project began production in June 2016, producing tomatoes, spinach, cauliflower and other herbs. No soil is required to grow vegetables in the project's tunnels and water productivity is increased through drip irrigation...

28 Apr 2017

Abraham Cambridge, founder of The Sun Exchange
Powering Africa through blockchain crowdfunding

Africa is on the cusp of an energy revolution. We are seeing exceptional and pioneering solutions to how we generate, use, and pay for energy...

By Abraham Cambridge 25 Apr 2017

Eskom's investment into renewable research
Eskom's investment into renewable research

Eskom puts money into renewable energy research by academic institutions, even though the utility is not moving forward with its renewable PPAs...

20 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Solar energy for Zambia can end poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When electricity reaches Zambia through the solar market, we could see a dramatic decrease in poverty and a surge in creative entrepreneurs contributing to a thriving economy...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges...

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

Is nuke deal behind Eskom's filibusting on renewable PPAs?
Is nuke deal behind Eskom's filibusting on renewable PPAs?

The oh-so-delayed signing of PPAs between Eskom and renewable power producers has been postponed again...

By Nicci Botha 11 Apr 2017

Record amount of renewables capacity added in 2016: UN
Record amount of renewables capacity added in 2016: UN

The world added a record 138.5-gigawatts of renewable power capacity in 2016 despite a 23% drop in investment, reflecting the falling cost of clean energy, the UN announced on Thursday, 6 April...

10 Apr 2017

Renewable costs at an all time low
Renewable costs at an all time low

Record levels of renewable energy capacity were recorded in 2016, at an investment level 23% lower than the previous year...

7 Apr 2017

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Reliance receives go-ahead for R250m Waste to Energy project

Reliance has received the go-ahead for the first-of-its-kind R250 million Waste to Energy project in the Paarl region to generate energy from organic waste, create jobs, rebuild depleted agricultural soils and more...

5 Apr 2017

Public opinion could shape the IRP2016
Public opinion could shape the IRP2016

Public comment on the IRP2016 is expected to include valuable insights from the energy sector as well as the broader public...

30 Mar 2017

Innovation will light up Africa
Innovation will light up Africa

Energy project roll-outs are moving to smaller renewable plants to increase access to electricity in Africa...

30 Mar 2017

AB InBev bets on renewables for future energy
AB InBev bets on renewables for future energy

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the largest beer group in the world, has committed itself to secure 100% of its purchased electricity...

29 Mar 2017

Source: Renewable Power SA
Khobab's first wind turbine is up

The first of Khobab Wind Farm's 61 wind turbine generators has been lifted, ahead of schedule, on 22 March 2017.

28 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Mar 2017

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way
Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga...

27 Mar 2017

Partnership to secure private investment in renewables
Partnership to secure private investment in renewables

A platform aimed at boosting private sector investment into on- and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa was launched in Geneva recently...

22 Mar 2017

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Biomass project creates opportunity for mining community

A renewable energy project on degraded land is aimed at creating economic opportunities for communities after the life of a mine...

20 Mar 2017

Siyabonga Mbanjwa, MD of Sener Southern Africa
Making the case for CSP in SA's energy mix

In the past few months, the role of renewable energy has become a subject of intense debate...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 16 Mar 2017

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