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Jan 28, 2014
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The 8 400 MW allocation for wind energy in the existing Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is “a good lower target”, the South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) asserts, while cautioning that South Africa will fail to take full advantage of its wind resource, as...
Jan 28, 2014
Solar products manufacturer JA Solar Holdings has formed a joint venture with solar farm construction services provider Powerway PV South Africa to establish a solar module manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. Production at the facility, which...
Jan 27, 2014
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Jeffreys Bay wind farm on Monday announced that ten of its wind turbines had been connected to State-owned power utility Eskom’s grid, supplying 23 MW of power. “The project’s substation has been energised. This marks the first step towards supplying enough clean,...
Jan 24, 2014
The DEWA 13 solar facility, in Seih Al Dahal, about 50 km south of Dubai, in the UAE
Thin-film solar company First Solar is aggressively pursuing build operate and own (BOO) fuel-replacement projects in the global resources sector and is offering miners the prospect of displacing diesel through the use of increasingly cost-competitive solar energy....
Jan 24, 2014
The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) believes the success of its Cato Manor Green Street project, in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), and the lessons learnt from the project can strengthen the green building movement in South Africa, and they hope that these...
Jan 24, 2014
The largest concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar plant in South Africa is expected to connect 50% of its 44 MW capacity to the national electricity grid next month.
Jan 24, 2014
CONSCIENTIOUS COMPETENCE Companies are not expected to reduce their energy use by switching off machines. Instead, machines must be run in an energy-saving way using solar power
Turnkey energy solutions provider Green Habitat saved information technology and communications company Mustek R82 000 in July last year by installing a 210 kWp solar solution. The saving is as a result of the solar solution reducing Mustek’s energy and demand...
Jan 24, 2014
Lighting specialist Philips reports that it has achieved a “breakthrough” in developing its light-emitting diode (LED) solar-powered road, street and area lighting. “The LED lighting offers reliable, efficient and cost-effective lighting solutions for each kilometre...
Jan 24, 2014
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Jan 20, 2014
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Jan 20, 2014
Multisector company Corporación Gestamp’s wind industrial division GRI Renewable Industries will start manufacturing wind towers at its new manufacturing facility in Cape Town during the second half of this year, the company said on Monday. The €22-million facility,...
Jan 17, 2014
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Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduate Siyabulela Xuza has returned to South Africa to fill a gap in the skills space and participate in the nation’s energy revolution. The Eastern Cape-born entrepreneur, who graduated from the world’s number-one...
Jan 17, 2014
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Jan 16, 2014
Energy is a long-term investment and significant funds, a long-term plan and clear policy frameworks are needed in Africa to ensure thriving energy sectors on the continent.
Jan 08, 2014
Namibian power utility NamPower has issued a request for information from prospective solar water heater (SWH) suppliers to enable it to expand, amend and finalise the technical specifications for its 20 000 solar water heater (20kSWH) campaign. The 20kSWH campaign,...
Jan 08, 2014
Thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer First Solar, of the US, remains optimistic about prospects for its solution in South Africa, despite a sharp decline in the prices bid for PV projects during the most recent bid window under the Department of...
Jan 07, 2014
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Africa is blessed with natural resources – key inputs to the manufacturing process. However, as is well known, the majority of these natural resources are exported to the developed world in their raw or semi-processed form, says Frost & Sullivan Africa industry unit...
Dec 13, 2013
Engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald has been appointed lenders’ technical adviser by Investec Bank and Absa Bank for the 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, being developed in Groblershoop, in the Northern Cape. The two banks are the mandated lead...
Dec 13, 2013
The construction of 22 solar-powered tollgates continues to advance across Zimbabwe, with completion targeted for the first quarter of 2014. The solar power initiative, which fell within the country’s plan to upgrade its road transport services as part of an overall...
Dec 13, 2013
Financial services provider Rand Merchant Bank is financing a concentrated solar power (CSP) project and a biomass project awarded in round three of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).  “This is the first...
 
 
 
 
Dec 13, 2013
Black women-owned company DLO Energy Resources has succeeded in the third round of bidding under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) through its Longyuan Mulilo Maanhaarberg consortium and the Longyuan Mulilo De Aar 2 North...
Dec 13, 2013
POTENTIAL FOR CLEAN ENERGY Africa is endowed with large diversity of renewable-energy resources, including solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass technologies
The success of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) is leading to investors showing increasing interest in bidding for future rounds, says Italy-based company Enel Green Power, the Enel Group renewable...
Dec 13, 2013
The renewable-energy industry in South Africa is experiencing significant growth as a result of government initiatives, says consulting firm Frost & Sullivan energy and power analyst Joanita Roos. “The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer...
Dec 13, 2013
KIERAN WHYTEThe REIPPPP programme has placed South Africa on the map for renewable energy and it is showing the world that South Africa can run a sophisticated procurement programme
South African law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has once again represented projects that have been awarded preferred bidder status as part of round three of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr director...
Dec 13, 2013
Owing to the abundance of natural resources, paired with the success of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), South Africa is now widely considered one of the leading renewable- energy investment destinations worldwide, says...
Dec 12, 2013
Eddie O'Connor
Independent renewable-energy company Mainstream Renewable Power, which is in the process of developing a sizeable South African portfolio, has launched a new capital-raising unit designed to secure competitive financing for wind and solar projects. Known as...
Dec 12, 2013
Renewables developer and independent power producer BioTherm Energy’s Aries and Konkoonsies solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facilities, in the Northern Cape, have reached commercial operation, delivering a combined 20 MW of electricity to the national grid. The...
Dec 10, 2013
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Dec 10, 2013
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Cape-based engineering, procurement and construction company Sustainable Power Solutions and its subcontractor Renen Renewable Energy Solutions have completed the installation of a R17-million, 1 MW single-rooftop grid-tied solar plant on the roof of floorcovering...
Dec 10, 2013
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The 50 MW De Aar solar power project, which is majority owned by power company Globeleq, on December 3 started supplying power into Eskom’s power grid in the De Aar municipality. This meant that, in future, should the municipal supply be off owing to scheduled...
 
 
 
 
Dec 09, 2013
A year after being absorbed into JSE-listed Altron subsidiary Power Technologies (Powertech), QuadPro Power Solutions has secured orders valued at R280-million in three identified growth markets, Altron said on Monday. Altron last year acquired a 51% stake in QuadPro...
Dec 03, 2013
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The Department of Energy (DoE) has called for public comment on an updated version of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010-2030, in which a materially lower demand outlook is projected over the 20-year horizon. In fact, the update anticipates that 6 600 MW less...
Dec 02, 2013
Two executives of Germany-headquartered wind farm developers are heading to South Africa to seek development opportunities in the nation’s growing renewable-energy industry. PNE Wind chairperson Martin Billhardt and WKN and PNE supervisory board chairperson Dieter...
Dec 02, 2013
The African Infrastructure Investment Fund 2 (AIIF2) and the Norwegian investment fund for developing countries Norfund have achieved financial close of the $150-million 60.8 MW Kinangop greenfield wind project, in Nairobi, Kenya. Kinangop is the first independent...
Dec 02, 2013
The developer of the only landfill-gas project to have prevailed to date under South Africa’s competitive bidding process for large-scale renewable-energy projects is optimistic that further projects could now begin to emerge in urban areas across South Africa,...
Nov 29, 2013
Products from chemical solutions company Chryso Southern Africa Group are ideal for base foundation construction for wind turbines, as well as various other aspects of the country’s proposed extensive wind farm energy projects, says Chryso technical services GM Eddie...
Nov 29, 2013
The outlook of the wind energy sector in South Africa is positive, owing to the increasing number of wind farm projects being awarded through the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), says University of Cape Town Graduate School...
Nov 29, 2013
DIPOLELO ELFORD, SIMON GRAAF DCD Group received the Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Local Content in Wind Energy award from South African Wind Energy Association
Internationally recognised manufacturing and engineering company DCD Group was presented with the Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Local Content in Wind Energy award by nonprofit wind industry representative, the South African Wind Energy Association...
Nov 29, 2013
Most of Africa’s installed electrical capacity is in South Africa, which is heavily reliant on coal for its electricity generation needs, says South Africa-based law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, noting that there has been little incentive for South Africa to invest in...
Nov 29, 2013
KOUGA GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY Mark Tanton, Kouga executive mayor Booi Koerat and former Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters at the ground-breaking ceremony at Kouga wind farm
Renewable-energy business and project developer Red Cap was announced as one of the preferred bidders in round three of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) last month for its Gibson Bay wind farm project, in the Kouga local...
 
 
 
 
Nov 29, 2013
The development of wind turbine manufacturing capabilities in South Africa needs to be strategically motivated for it to become a globally competitive industry, global environmental conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) Living...
Nov 29, 2013
Renewable-energy solutions provider Eveready Diversified Products, trading as Kestrel Renewable Energy, says that the use of its wind turbines has increased in recent years, owing to the increased focus on renewable and environmentally safe energy.  Kestrel Renewable...
Nov 28, 2013
Mulilo project
Independent solar power producer Sonnedix has appointed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Juwi as the preferred EPC contractor for the Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska solar photovoltaic (PV) park, in the Northern Cape. Construction of the 86 MW Mulilo...
Nov 27, 2013
The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday committed $113-million for the development of the 80 MW Rusumo Falls hydropower project. The project would increase renewable power generating capacity and access to electricity in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, which...
Nov 27, 2013
Futuregrowth Asset Management is investing R165-million in five projects in round three of the Department of Energy's (DoE) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). This brought the total number of REIPPPP projects in which...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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