Engineering News | Renewable Energy Home http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/renewable-energy Thu, 25 May 2017 10:26:12 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Côte d'Ivoire to build 25 MW solar power station http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cte-divoire-to-build-25-mw-solar-power-station-2017-05-25 Reuters RENEWABLE ENERGY Thu, 25 May 2017 08:09:00 +0200 453301 1495692754 1495692540 1498341600 Reuters 0 0 Eskom tests microgrid technology in Free State http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eskom-tests-microgrid-technology-in-free-state-2017-05-23 Megan van Wyngaardt ELECTRICITY Tue, 23 May 2017 16:19:00 +0200 453155 1495552251 1495549140 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Task team deliberating on renewables impasse to report ‘first week in June’ http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/task-team-deliberating-on-renewables-impasse-to-report-first-week-in-june-2017-05-19 Terence Creamer RENEWABLE ENERGY Fri, 19 May 2017 15:40:00 +0200 452891 1495206048 1495201200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000650546_resized_mmamolokokubayigcis1022.jpg Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubay 511 287 US awards grant to SA renewable energy company http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/us-awards-grant-to-sa-renewable-energy-company-2017-05-19 African News Agency RENEWABLES Fri, 19 May 2017 11:37:00 +0200 452854 1495187605 1495186620 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Company reaches 400-mark installation milestone http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-manufactures-and-installs-locally-developed-diaphragm-valves-2017-05-19 Marleny Arnoldi Renewable Energy Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451182 1494853174 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646329_resized_amanziiflowprojectsvalvesfdsdv20171022.jpg AUTOMATIC APPLICATION The equipment requires no electrical supply or labour to operate 511 287 Industry leaders warn of loss in investments in renewables sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-leaders-warn-of-loss-in-investments-in-renewables-sector-2017-05-19 Johane Turkstra Renewable Energy Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450984 1494853173 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645812_resized_bloombergeskompylon1022.jpg NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY Eskom is responsible for generating about 95% of South Africa’s electricity and the firm mainly relies on coal for its power generation 511 287 Millions invested in renewables, research excellence http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/millions-invested-into-renewables-research-excellence-2017-05-19 Tasneem Bulbulia Renewable Energy Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451095 1494853173 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Young innovative entrepreneurs offer renewable-energy solutions http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/young-innovative-entrepreneurs-bring-renewable-energy-solutions-2017-05-19 Johane Turkstra Renewable Energy Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450985 1494853173 1495144800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645817_resized_coownerstshibvumosikhwivhiluandelmondkhoza1022.jpg LAMO SOLAR Co-owners Tshibvumo Sikhwivhilu and Elmond Khoza 511 287 Sarec again defends renewable energy programme in light of proposed coal station closures http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sarec-again-defends-renewable-energy-programme-in-light-of-proposed-coal-station-closures-2017-05-18 Megan van Wyngaardt ENERGY Thu, 18 May 2017 15:48:00 +0200 452766 1495116927 1495115280 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000650122_resized_kendalpowerstationcoal410220717duane.jpg 511 287 South African selected as finalist for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-shortlisted-for-africa-prize-for-engineering-innovation-2017-05-17 Megan van Wyngaardt ENERGY Wed, 17 May 2017 11:52:00 +0200 452602 1495089023 1495014720 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000649684_resized_andrenelgreentower1022.jpg GreenTower inventor Andre Nel 511 287 African countries look to minigrids to light up rural areas http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/african-countries-look-to-minigrids-to-light-up-rural-areas-2017-05-17 Kim Cloete ELECTRICITY Wed, 17 May 2017 11:09:00 +0200 452592 1495014660 1495012140 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 World Bank cautions African utilities against mounting debt http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/world-bank-study-cautions-african-utilities-against-mounting-debt-2017-05-17 Kim Cloete ELECTRICITY Wed, 17 May 2017 10:52:00 +0200 452587 1495015661 1495011120 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Certainty needed to drive energy projects in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/certainty-needed-to-drive-energy-projects-in-africa-2017-05-16 Kim Cloete ENERGY Tue, 16 May 2017 17:11:00 +0200 452529 1494948023 1494947460 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Absence of Eskom CEO rattles opening of African Utility Week http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/absence-of-eskom-ceo-rattles-opening-of-african-utility-week-2017-05-16 Kim Cloete AFRICA UTILITY WEEK Tue, 16 May 2017 16:54:00 +0200 452528 1495184663 1494946440 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Standard Bank provides $120m debt package to increase energy supply in Zimbabwe http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/standard-bank-provides-120m-debt-package-to-increase-energy-supply-in-zimbabwe-2017-05-16 Anine Kilian ELECTRICITY Tue, 16 May 2017 11:35:00 +0200 452453 1494928299 1494927300 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Focus on future uranium tech amid subdued price http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/focus-on-future-uranium-tech-amid-subdued-price-2017-04-07 Robyn Wilkinson Renewable Energy Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 447161 1494248645 1494540000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000635677_resized_rossungmineuranium032017jpg1022.jpg LOCATION IS KEY The Uranium 2017 International Conference will include a site visit to Rio Tinto’s Rössing mine – the longest running uranium mine in the world 511 287 High-level support for innovative agrosolar greenhouse concept http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-level-support-for-innovative-agrosolar-greenhouse-concept-2017-05-12 Mia Breytenbach ENERGY & FOOD Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450989 1494248649 1494540000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645829_resized_ministersenzenizokwanaandprofljgrobleratthesunfarmingfoodenjpg1022.jpg TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Minister Senzeni Zokwana and NWU Faculty of Engineering Prof LJ Grobler survey the SUNfarming Food & Energy project 511 287 Least-cost electricity transition being played out at CSIR’s Pretoria campus http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/least-cost-electricity-transition-being-played-out-at-csirs-pretoria-campus-2017-05-12 Dylan Slater Renewable Energy Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450370 1494252590 1494540000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000647264_resized_autonomous.jpg 511 287 Nuclear energy provides secure, clean, affordable baseload power http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nuclear-energy-provides-secure-clean-affordable-baseload-power-2017-05-12 Nadine James Renewable Energy Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450611 1494248646 1494540000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000644834_resized_pelindabanuclearresearchcenter103111022duane.jpg PELINDABA Some South African companies have already achieved local nuclear regulatory standards and requirements and have been implementing them on the Koeberg and Pelindaba's Research Reactor with success 511 287 Nuclear is too expensive, too controversial http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nuclear-is-too-expensive-too-controversial-2017-05-12 Nadine James Renewable Energy Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450581 1494248646 1494540000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645235_resized_robertfishthomsonreuters1022.jpeg ROBERT FISH The costs associated with constructing the necessary infrastructure added to the costs of importing most of the nuclear technology, fuel and materials, will incur large amounts of debt 511 287 Warning issued that nuclear ruling may pose risk to legality of IPP programmes http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/warning-issued-that-nuclear-ruling-may-pose-risk-to-legality-of-ipp-programmes-2017-05-11 Terence Creamer ELECTRICITY Thu, 11 May 2017 16:40:00 +0200 452098 1494515722 1494513600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000648414_resized_nersapublichearingmidrand301101022duane.jpeg 511 287 South African solar firm in 50 MW India win after intense online bidding http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-solar-firm-in-50-mw-india-win-after-intense-online-bidding-2017-05-11 Terence Creamer SOLAR ENERGY Thu, 11 May 2017 12:30:00 +0200 452033 1494505094 1494498600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000648217_resized_pascalphelan1022.jpeg PEG chairperson Paschal Phelan 511 287 Nersa may probe whether Eskom’s refusal to sign renewables PPAs contravened licence http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nersa-to-probe-whether-eskom-contravened-licence-by-refusing-to-sign-renewables-ppas-2017-05-11 Terence Creamer RENEWABLE ENERGY Thu, 11 May 2017 10:25:00 +0200 451995 1494510542 1494491100 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000648114_resized_windfarm06071022.jpeg 511 287 Too much money, not enough green projects in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/too-much-money-not-enough-green-projects-in-africa-2017-05-05 African News Agency WEF AFRICA Fri, 05 May 2017 08:24:00 +0200 451345 1493969477 1493965440 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Challenged renewable energy sector growing rapidly in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/challenged-renewable-energy-sector-growing-rapidly-in-africa-2017-05-05 Johane Turkstra Renewable Energy Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450127 1493196471 1493935200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000643571_resized_deaarsolarpanelsrenewableenergy04041022.jpg RENEWABLE ENERGY Renewables will receive considerable attention at African Utility Week and in Africa’s energy sector in the future 511 287 Claims for 100% renewable electricity too sanguine, study asserts http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/study-argues-claims-for-100-renewable-electricity-are-too-sanguine-2017-05-05 Keith Campbell Energy Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450204 1493196472 1493935200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Innovation, home-grown solutions to be showcased at event http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/innovation-home-grown-solutions-to-be-showcased-at-event-2017-05-05 Johane Turkstra Renewable Energy Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449995 1493196471 1493935200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000643283_resized_62236041h273476jpg1022.jpg COMMUNITY ENERGY PROJECTS Community-scale projects are an important emerging trend in the sector 511 287 Internship academy launches young professionals platform http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/internship-academy-launches-young-professionals-platform-2017-05-05 Nadine James Renewable Energy Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450015 1493196470 1493935200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000643321_resized_ncpctrainee2016recpinternshipprgramme02171022.jpg NURTURING POTENTIAL The launch intends to establish a network of graduates attempting to solve Africa’s power and energy issues 511 287 New Development Bank invited to join Africa’s power push http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-development-bank-to-join-afdb-project-2017-05-05 Mia Breytenbach ELECTRICITY Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450197 1493196472 1493935200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000643767_resized_powerptaskylineafricaafdb042017bloombergjpg1022.jpg CONNECTION AIM The African Development Bank’s New Deal on Energy for Africa advocates the ultimate objective of achieving universal access to electricity within ten years 511 287 Portable power and solar solutions manufacturer to launch in SA http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/portable-power-and-solar-solutions-manufacturer-to-launch-in-s-africa-2017-05-05 Mia Breytenbach ENERGY/RENEWABLE ENERGY Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450006 1493196472 1493935200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000643361_resized_powergoalzerowintecsolutionsboulder100solaryeti400042017jpg1022.jpg PORTABLE POWER Goal Zero’s product range includes the Boulder 100 solar panel and Yeti 400 generator 511 287 Renewable microgrids the future of African power system – research institution http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/renewable-microgrids-the-future-of-african-power-system-research-institution-2017-05-05 Nadine James Renewable Energy Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 451289 1494340773 1493935200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000646577_resized_renewableenergypfisterercrosspowernatohpgs0720161022.jpg SUBSISTENCE POWER A power system based on renewable technologies would be vastly different to the current system as an individual wind turbine could be used to generate cheap electricity for a microgrid in a remote village 511 287 South Africa’s junk status problematic for power sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/s-africas-junk-status-problematic-for-power-sector-2017-05-05 Johane Turkstra Renewable Energy Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450009 1493196471 1493935200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Utility expo to highlight off-grid project developments http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/utility-expo-to-highlight-off-grid-project-developments-2017-05-05 David Oliveira EXHIBITION Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 450232 1493196473 1493935200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Commercial operations start at Enel’s Gibson Bay Wind Farm http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/commercial-operations-start-at-enels-gibson-bay-wind-farm-2017-05-04 Megan van Wyngaardt RENEWABLE ENERGY Thu, 04 May 2017 12:22:00 +0200 451271 1493896884 1493893320 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Gaia lifts FY earnings a share by 205% y/y http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gaia-lifts-fy-earnings-a-share-by-205-yy-2017-05-03 Anine Kilian INFRASTRUCTURE Wed, 03 May 2017 16:34:00 +0200 451150 1493822163 1493822040 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Aggreko powers Bisha mine with hybrid plant http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/aggreko-powers-bisha-mine-with-hybrid-plant-2017-05-02 Megan van Wyngaardt ELECTRICITY Tue, 02 May 2017 12:05:00 +0200 450960 1493735224 1493719500 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 German project looks to home photovoltaic systems to help grid http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/german-project-looks-to-home-photovoltaic-systems-to-help-grid-2017-05-02 Reuters RENEWABLE ENERGY Tue, 02 May 2017 10:09:00 +0200 450934 1493729048 1493712540 1496354400 Reuters 0 0