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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 1 day ago

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...

1 day ago

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

How to unlock the potential of papyrus wetlands in Africa
How to unlock the potential of papyrus wetlands in Africa

Most households in tropical sub-Saharan Africa – over 80% – use some form of biomass, such as charcoal or wood as their primary source of energy, mainly for cooking...

By Michael Jones and Matthew Saunders 16 Mar 2017

Enoh Ebong
Two solar plants on the cards for Burkina Faso

A grant for a feasibility study for two 17MW solar photovoltaic plants near the villages of Pá and Kodéni in Burkina Faso...

10 Mar 2017

CiTi joins Helen Zille on mission to Singapore, Japan
CiTi joins Helen Zille on mission to Singapore, Japan

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is joining Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, on a working visit to Singapore and Japan...

10 Mar 2017

WWF urges Eskom to back renewables
WWF urges Eskom to back renewables

In a petition, WWF South Africa is calling on Eskom to expedite the use of renewable energy in the country...

1 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to make your office more eco-friendly

Environmental challenges are something that is facing many businesses across the world and here in South Africa is no different...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Feb 2017

IPPs could go out of business, Treasury warns Eskom
IPPs could go out of business, Treasury warns Eskom

Eskom's delay in signing power purchase agreements with renewable IPPs could result in manufacturers going out of business...

27 Feb 2017

South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan
SAREC welcomes finance minister's support

SAREC has welcomed confirmation in the 2017 Budget Speech that the IPP energy programmes is an imperative to boost the economy...

23 Feb 2017

GE’s Jenbacher J316
GE technology helps power Cameroon poultry hatchery

Poultry hatchery Agrocam, located in Douala, Cameroon, has purchased one of GE's Jenbacher J316 gas engines to address the fundamental challenges related to long-term power outages...

22 Feb 2017

J. Walter Thompson Cape Town and SunSteam join forces to bring energy to everyone under the sun
J. Walter Thompson Cape Town and SunSteam join forces to bring energy to everyone under the sun

A highly contested business win in the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector has seen J. Walter Thompson Cape Town appointed to lead all marketing communication on the African continent for innovative solar technology enterprise SunStream Technology Inc...

Issued by JWT 22 Feb 2017

Eskom looks set to drag feet on signing PPAs - SAREC
Eskom looks set to drag feet on signing PPAs - SAREC

According to the SA Renewable Energy Council (SAREC), signs are already emerging that Eskom will drag its feet wherever possible to resist signing outstanding power purchase agreements with renewable producers...

17 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies
Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy...

16 Feb 2017

SOSA Investments launches Project Light campaign
SOSA Investments launches Project Light campaign

SOSA Investments recently launched its first Project Light campaign with the aim of donating 50,000 solar-powered lanterns to underprivileged grade three learners so as to replace their current use of kerosene lamps...

13 Feb 2017

Implats to take Impala Platinum Refinery off grid
Implats to take Impala Platinum Refinery off grid

Powering the Impala Platinum Refinery using fuel cell technology...

13 Feb 2017

Government committed to independent power producers programme
Government committed to independent power producers programme

With the end of load shedding, government is now more committed to the Independent Power Producers Programme, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday, 9 February...

13 Feb 2017

Ryan Hammond
New CEO for Cookhouse Windfarm, Umoya Wind Farm, REISA Solar PV

Ryan Hammond has been appointed CEO of Cookhouse Windfarm, Umoya Wind Farm and REISA Solar PV...

9 Feb 2017

Eskom sticks on price for renewables
Eskom sticks on price for renewables

The standoff between the Department of Energy and power utility Eskom looks set to continue for a while, with both sides digging in on their positions on price...

By Linda Ensor 6 Feb 2017

Report released on state of renewable energy, infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa
Report released on state of renewable energy, infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa

Financial risk consultancy JCRA have released a report in partnership with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) that looks at the state of renewable energy and infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa...

2 Feb 2017

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DRC hydro plant goes for the green light

A verified carbon standard (VCS) process is underway for Matebe hydropower plant in the DRC, opening the way for future carbon certification in that country...

30 Jan 2017

Virunga Foundation, Aera Group launch carbon certification process in DRC
Virunga Foundation, Aera Group launch carbon certification process in DRC

Virunga National Park and finance group Aera have launched a VCS carbon certification process for Matebe hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

30 Jan 2017

Solar power and investing in social entrepreneurship
Solar power and investing in social entrepreneurship

One third of the world's population has no electricity, and the same applies for South Africa, where the majority of these people live in rural, remote areas...

26 Jan 2017

$14m solar field ground-breaking in Burundi
$14m solar field ground-breaking in Burundi

A festive ground-breaking was held recently for a 7.5MW solar field that will add 15% to Burundi's generation capacity. Attended by government officials, international investors, religious leaders and the diplomatic community, Gigawatt Global announced the $14m pioneering project in Mubuga...

26 Jan 2017

Tyer wind converter
New wind turbine mimics the hummingbird

Biomimicry is nature's way of letting us know that it already has all the answers...

25 Jan 2017

Eskom's renewables delay should worry other IPPS
Eskom's renewables delay should worry other IPPS

Eskom's reluctance to sign off on renewable PPAs should concern coal and other IPPS...

24 Jan 2017

Firms push hydrogen as top green energy
Firms push hydrogen as top green energy

Over a dozen leading European and Asian firms have teamed up to promote the use of hydrogen as a clean fuel...

19 Jan 2017

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