Engineering News | Renewable Energy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/renewable-energy-1 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:36:53 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Himoinsa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/himoinsa-2017-04-28 Zandile Mavuso Renewable Energy Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:58:00 +0200 448958 1503392350 1503392280 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644151_resized_0000640677angolapowerplant1022.jpg 511 287 Zambia restores full power supply to First Quantum mines http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/zambia-restores-full-power-supply-to-first-quantum-mines-2017-08-21 Reuters ENERGY Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:24:00 +0200 462124 1503298753 1503296640 1505944800 Reuters 0 0 African conference strives to boost bioenergy industries http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/african-conference-strives-to-boost-bioenergy-industries-2017-08-18 Nadine James Renewable Energy Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460573 1502782666 1503007200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000668709_resized_gorgefarmkenyafiestbiogasplantipptropicalpowerjul20141022.jpg GORGE FARM The commercial vegetable farm in Naivasha, Kenya, hosts a biogas plant as part of a larger renewable energy project - the Gorge Farm Energy Park 511 287 Cape firm launches compact solar-powered battery system http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/compact-solar-powered-battery-power-system-launched-2017-08-18 Dylan Slater Renewable Energy Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460843 1502782667 1503007200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000669368_resized_bluenovacompacthybrid1022.jpg COMPACT HYBRID The CompactHybrid renewable-energy solution is designed to be aesthetically pleasing for household use 511 287 Organisation lobbies government to kick-start biogas market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/organisation-lobbies-government-to-kickstart-biogas-market-2017-08-18 Nadine James Renewable Energy Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460699 1503298827 1503007200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000669090_resized_biogasfaciltyonfarmsabia08171022.jpg AGRICULTURAL BENEFITS A booming biogas industry will create jobs and ensure greater job security within the agricultural sector 511 287 Wind body aims to use mentoring scheme to support gender transformation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-body-to-connect-women-in-energy-with-youth-address-transformation-in-wind-sector-2017-08-18 Mia Breytenbach RENEWABLE ENERGY Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460888 1502782667 1503007200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000669469_resized_sawearenewableenergywindnoupoortwindfarm0720171022.jpg GROWING ENERGY The WindAc Africa Mentoring Programme moves to specifically grow future energy leaders within the wind sector 511 287 Study urges South Africa to find energy-storage niche http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-must-understand-competitive-advantages-to-participate-in-energy-storage-market-study-2017-08-17 Mia Breytenbach ENERGY STORAGE Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:16:00 +0200 461984 1502981420 1502979360 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000672131_resized_teslaenergystorage1022bloomberg.jpg Tesla powerpacks and inverters at the Southern California Edison Company's Mira Loma energy storage system facility in California, in the US. 511 287 AfDB’s sustainable energy fund to support first utility-scale solar PV project in Lesotho http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/afdbs-sustainable-energy-fund-to-support-first-utility-scale-solar-pv-project-in-lesotho-2017-08-14 Mia Breytenbach RENEWABLE ENERGY Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:27:00 +0200 461496 1502706746 1502706420 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000670712_resized_pv42016bloomberg21022.jpg 511 287 Balwin Properties partners with SolarAfrica http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/balwin-properties-partners-with-solarafrica-2017-08-11 Anine Kilian SOLAR Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:51:00 +0200 461359 1502461888 1502455860 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Furnaces and kilns manufacturers are feeling the heat http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/furnaces-and-kilns-manufacturers-feeling-the-heat-2017-08-11 Tasneem Bulbulia Renewable Energy Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459869 1501769219 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000667053_resized_furnaceskilnsovendryersvantuylspecialkilnforsglalexsaams0720171022.jpg UNDER PRESSURE Manufacturers of furnaces and kilns are are changing their products and diversifying into new markets both locally and internationally 511 287 Macozoma concerned South Africa may miss out on big electric-vehicle opportunity http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/macozoma-concerned-south-africa-may-miss-big-electric-vehicle-opportunity-2017-08-08 Terence Creamer INNOVATION Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:36:00 +0200 461032 1502791085 1502202960 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000669815_resized_sakimacozoma212071022duane.jpg Saki Macozoma 511 287 AfriBusiness supports renewable energy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/afribusiness-supports-renewable-energy-2017-08-04 Anine Kilian RENEWABLES Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:55:00 +0200 460710 1501855417 1501854900 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Rail is the future of Africa’s industrialisation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rail-is-the-future-of-africas-industrialisation---manufacturer-2017-08-04 Simone Liedtke Renewable Energy Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459363 1501571325 1501797600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 DBSA committed to funding infrastructure projects throughout SADC http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/dbsa-committed-to-funding-infrastructure-projects-throughout-sadc-2017-08-01 Anine Kilian INFRASTRUCTURE Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:44:00 +0200 460299 1501836650 1501598640 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 SADC sees growth in electricity generation capacity http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sadc-sees-growth-in-electricity-generation-capacity-2017-08-01 Anine Kilian ELECTRICITY Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:51:00 +0200 460265 1501836664 1501591860 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 IDC reports strong rise in support for black industrialists as disbursements fall http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/idc-reports-strong-rise-in-support-for-black-industrialists-as-disbursements-fall-2017-07-31 Terence Creamer DEVELOPMENT FINANCE Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:36:00 +0200 460154 1501590296 1501511760 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000667691_resized_geoffreyqhena07171022duane.jpg IDC CEO Geoffrey Qhena 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/70210_2017-08-01_patel_-_hd_web.mp426233319Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel on plans to equip the IDC to approve at a level of R20-billion a year. Camera Work: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva. Recorded: 31.7.2017 Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel on plans to equip the IDC to approve at a level of R20-billion a year. Camera Work: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva. Recorded: 31.7.2017 AfDB in $2bn project finance pact http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/afdb-islamic-development-bank-sign-2-bilion-deal-to-fund-pipeline-of-projects-2017-07-28 Mia Breytenbach PROJECT FINANCE Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458945 1500965348 1501192800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000664942_resized_sunchemsolarisagriculturefarminglimpopo161016duane1022.jpg JOINT CONTRIBUTION The banks’ contribution will finance projects in areas, such as agriculture, food security, renewable energy, small and medium enterprises and human development 511 287 African countries embrace alternative energy sources http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/african-countries-embrace-alternative-energy-sources-2017-07-28 Nica Schreuder Renewable Energy Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458432 1500965345 1501192800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000663783_resized_improvedalternatives2016reuters1022.jpg IMPROVED ALTERNATIVES Kenya is making use of diverse alternative energy sources, such as geothermal electricity 511 287 Gas beneficial in diversifying energy mix http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gas-beneficial-in-diversifying-energy-mix-2017-07-28 Nica Schreuder Renewable Energy Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458534 1500965345 1501192800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000663983_resized_variableenergy01141022duane.jpg VARIABLE ENERGY Using gas as an energy source could assist in balancing out the variable nature of renewables such as wind and solar power 511 287 Moves to fast-track regulation could ignite energy efficiency sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-efficiency-initiatives-government-support-to-boost-energy-incentives-investments-2017-07-21 Mia Breytenbach ENERGY EFFICIENCY Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458251 1500965347 1501192800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000663288_resized_solarpanelbloomberg01171022.jpg EFFICIENCY INCENTIVE A range of initiatives in the energy sector that promote energy efficiency include an income tax incentive for those installing renewable-energy generation 511 287 Nuclear seen featuring alongside renewables in future energy mix http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/experts-agree-that-future-energy-mix-requires-nuclear-and-renewables-2017-07-28 Dylan Slater ENERGY Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458718 1500965348 1501192800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Shale gas still a power resource option http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/shale-gas-still-an-option-as-power-resource-2017-07-28 Nica Schreuder Renewable Energy Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458163 1500965345 1501192800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000663659_resized_picturesquepotential2016reuters1022.jpg PICTURESQUE POTENTIAL A large amount of untapped shale gas in the Karoo basin provides both opportunities and challenges for South Africa’s gas economy 511 287 Drought-hit Nairobi looks to filthy dam to keep business flowing http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/drought-hit-nairobi-looks-to-filthy-dam-to-keep-business-flowing-2017-07-25 Reuters WATER Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:29:00 +0200 459573 1500989780 1500985740 1503612000 Reuters 0 0 CSP engineering specialist optimistic of technology’s inclusion in new IRP http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/csp-engineering-specialist-optimistic-of-technologys-inclusion-in-new-irp-2017-07-24 Terence Creamer ELECTRICITY Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0200 459433 1500984947 1500897600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666135_resized_siyabongambanjwasenermd11022.jpg SENER regional MD Siyabonga Mbanjwa 511 287 AECI invests in US-based startup http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/aeci-invests-in-us-based-startup-2017-07-24 Anine Kilian CHEMICALS Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:32:00 +0200 459415 1500892641 1500892320 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Futureproof solutions ensure green living http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/future-proof-solutions-ensure-green-living-2017-07-21 Robyn Wilkinson Renewable Energy Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 457771 1500361728 1500588000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Hybrid solutions key for Africa’s energy growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/hybrid-solutions-key-for-africas-energy-growth-2017-07-19 Anine Kilian SOLAR Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:24:00 +0200 459051 1501059730 1500470640 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Africa’s energy future lies in solar energy, says CEO http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/africas-energy-future-lies-in-solar-energy-says-ceo-2017-07-19 Anine Kilian SOLAR POWER Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:10:00 +0200 459045 1500471482 1500469800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 Africa, Asia still lagging in Internet, electrification, banking access http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/africa-asia-still-lagging-in-internet-electrification-banking-access-2017-07-19 Natasha Odendaal ENERGY Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:48:00 +0200 459037 1500473151 1500468480 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Africa’s energy funding costs, capital access, risk profile under the spotlight http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/africas-energy-funding-costs-capital-access-risk-profile-under-the-spotlight-2017-07-18 Natasha Odendaal ELECTRICITY Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:33:00 +0200 458930 1500473095 1500388380 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Brown acknowledges cost competitiveness of renewables as she calls for deal that goes ‘beyond ... http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/brown-acknowledges-competitiveness-of-renewables-as-she-calls-for-deal-that-goes-beyond-price-2017-07-18 Terence Creamer ELECTRICITY Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:30:00 +0200 458927 1500389624 1500388200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000664912_resized_solarfarmresize1022.jpeg 511 287 Temporary mobile transformer helps Loeriesfontein connect to the grid http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/temporary-mobile-transformer-helps-loeriesfontein-connect-to-the-grid-2017-07-18 Samantha Herbst WIND ENERGY Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:42:00 +0200 458905 1500387446 1500385320 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000664888_resized_loeriesfonteinmobiletransformer1022.jpg 511 287 Opinion: Hybrid energy solutions can boost viability of African mines http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/opinion-hybrid-energy-solutions-can-boost-viability-of-african-mines-2017-07-18 Terence Creamer HYBRID ENERGY Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:55:00 +0200 458804 1500359292 1500357300 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000664607_resized_gregaustinjuwi1022.jpg juwi Renewable Energies MD Greg Austin 511 287 Black-led energy investment firm encouraged by moves to restore IPP policy certainty http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/black-led-energy-investment-firm-encouraged-by-moves-to-restore-ipp-policy-certainty-2017-07-17 Terence Creamer ENERGY POLICY Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0200 458705 1500278550 1500278400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000664406_resized_marubiniraphulu1022.jpg Hulisani CEO Marubini Raphulu 511 287 Best practice engineering crucial for supporting solar in South Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/best-practice-engineering-crucial-for-supporting-solar-in-s-africa-2017-07-14 Robyn Wilkinson Renewable Energy Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 456889 1499756173 1499983200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000660222_resized_smecsalps0620171022.jpg PROTECTING VALUABLE ASSETS The design of a photovoltaic plant lightning protection system requires an engineer with some specialist knowledge and experience to ensure adequate protection 511 287 Conformity assessment key to navigating disruption in the power sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/conformity-assessment-key-to-navigating-disruption-in-the-power-sector-2017-07-14 Robyn Wilkinson Renewable Energy Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 456992 1499756174 1499983200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000660476_resized_topelectricitysolarconstructionreuters1022.jpg UP TO STANDARD Conformity assessment involves ensuring clients’ power assets are developed, constructed and operated in line with all applicable regulations 511 287 Decentralise, find optimal mix http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/decentralise-find-optimal-mix-2017-07-14 Robyn Wilkinson Renewable Energy Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 457072 1499756174 1499983200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000660766_resized_nigelblackabypenwell062017duane1022.jpg NIGEL BLACKABY The nuclear question, optimal use of renewables and funding for independent power producer programmes are key issues for discussion 511 287