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Apr 08, 2013
Kenya Power has signed a deal to buy 140 MW of geothermal electricity from private producer AGIL for 25 years starting in 2018, Kenya Power said in a statement on Monday. Demand for electricity from firms and homes outstrips Kenya's installed generation capacity,...
Apr 08, 2013
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The first consignment of 16 turbines for the Cookhouse wind farm has arrived at the Port of Ngqura, near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. The delivery of these turbines, which feature 44-m-long blades, was the first under the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s)...
Apr 05, 2013
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South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) has confirmed that the financial-close deadline for the 19 second-bid-window projects identified under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has been delayed to the fourth week of...
Apr 05, 2013
Africa’s industrial market is ripe for exploration by technology businesses in the oil, gas and petroleum, energy, water and manufacturing sectors, says Exhibition Management Services (EMS) MD John Thomson.
Apr 02, 2013
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (Sefa) and its partners have launched a business plan competition dubbed the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (Wafcef) to identify promising regional entrepreneurs and unlock renewable-energy and energy efficiency...
Mar 28, 2013
The ability to import or export electricity, depending on the availability of a country’s renewable generation capacity, was key to enabling the deployment of large-scale renewable electricity generation in Africa, said a panel of experts at the Africa Energy...
Mar 22, 2013
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The primary aim of the newly inaugurated US-Africa Clean Energy Development and Finance Centre, which was formally opened in Johannesburg in March, is to help close the prevailing financing gap that is preventing African renewable-energy projects from advancing...
Mar 22, 2013
Local fluid conveyance and pumping solutions provider Incledon has been appointed key distributor for Australia-based solar water-pumps manufacturer BW Solar, which established a branch in South Africa in June 2012. Farmers across the country can, therefore, benefit...
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Mar 08, 2013
Environmental aspects and increasing diesel prices have prompted the telecom industry to realise sustainable development action
Mar 06, 2013
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Vodacom has unveiled the largest ever array of solar panels on a single building in Africa. The solar array, on the roof of its Century City building in Cape Town, comprises 2 127 solar panels and is expected to provide up to 75% of all electricity required by the...
Mar 01, 2013
African-led multilateral financial institution the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) recently launched a project-development facility.
Feb 22, 2013
Nigeria would receive $50-million in financial support from the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) to stimulate alternative and efficient ways of generating electricity and reduce dependence on energy sources that contribute significantly to greenhouse-gas emissions. The...
Feb 22, 2013
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The South African and German governments this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance bilateral dialogue and practical cooperation in the energy sector through the establishment of an energy partnership. The main objective of the energy partnership...
Feb 22, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
Germany-based solar power company SMA Solar Technology’s Sunny Central CP XT-Inverters meet the requirements that were laid out in November by the Grid Connection Code for Renewable Power Plants (RPPs) for photovoltaic (PV) inverters in South Africa.
Feb 21, 2013
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South Africa’s required base-load power capacity could not be guaranteed through renewable-energy sources alone, Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) president Dr Rob Adam said on Thursday at the fourth yearly Nuclear Forum, which is aligned to the...
Feb 18, 2013
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Independent renewable-energy consultants 3E would, next month, host construction-monitoring seminars to highlight the potential risks involved in the development of large wind and solar power projects. The seminars, which would be held in Johannesburg and Cape Town...
Feb 15, 2013
Management consultancy firm Arup on Friday said construction had started on a number of the renewable-energy projects in South Africa for which it was acting as lender’s technical adviser or owner’s engineer. The nine photovoltaic and wind projects with which...
 
 
 
 
Feb 13, 2013
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A 1 MW off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) facility has officially been integrated into the electricity supply system at Cronimet’s chrome mine, in South Africa’s Limpopo province. The mine, which forms part of a larger international enterprise that supplies and...
Feb 13, 2013
Investment in the renewable energy sector will contribute to South Africa’s economic development and growth, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday. “Investments we make in the renewable energy sector, at both the primary generation and secondary...
Feb 08, 2013
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While solar energy was currently cheaper than energy derived from diesel plants and generators that were often used as a substitute to conventional coal-fired power, it remained more expensive than coal-fired electricity generation. “This scenario is set to...
Feb 08, 2013
Laos-based Sunlabob Renewable Energy on Friday announced it has been awarded two contracts for the design, supply, installation and local training for 13 turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in offgrid areas of Sierra Leone. The installations – funded by...
Feb 08, 2013
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The rebates currently on offer from Eskom, together with incentives being extended by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) are creating the conditions for a possible biogas “golden age” in South Africa, the head of the nascent Southern African Biogas...
Feb 08, 2013
Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) organiser Siyenza hopes to further its objective of positioning Africa as the continent of energy opportunity by delivering a comprehensive event for the fifth consecutive year. Siyenza MD Liz Hart tells Engineering News that enquiry and...
Feb 08, 2013
Germany-based solar systems producer Solon Energy plans to establish business roots in South Africa before rolling out its activities to the rest of Africa, as the country has “favourable framework conditions”, says power plants business development manager...
Feb 08, 2013
Local solar products manufacturer SolarWorld Africa, part of the SolarWorld Group, will launch a complete home solar system kit at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba (AEI), which will take place from February 19 to 21 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Gauteng. The...
Feb 08, 2013
Renewable energies company Emergent Energy will supply a 203 kWp photovoltaic (PV) solar system to Farmsecure Energy’s Novo packhouse, in Paarl.
Feb 08, 2013
Solutions and integration provider Jasco says electrification challenges await South Africa, especially with regard to the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP), as the current competence of local engineers and artisans is lacking, largely...
 
 
 
 
Feb 08, 2013
Wind farm Metrowind Van Stadens has installed solar-powered streetlights in the communities of Shamrock and Witteklip, in the Eastern Cape. The lights were commissioned in December and provide transformational light for local residents.
Feb 07, 2013
Building on the success of its 400 MW Menengai geothermal project, in Kenya, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is focusing on developing Tanzania’s geothermal potential, with the required institutional framework and concrete geothermal sites already identified....
Feb 05, 2013
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The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa approved a $1-million grant to finalise pre-investment activities for a hybrid renewable-energy project on Nosy Be Island, in Madagascar. The grant would be used to finance feasibility studies for a combination of hydro, wind...
Feb 05, 2013
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Work has officially started on the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm, in the Eastern Cape, which is the second-largest wind project to have advanced through the first bidding round under South Africa’s competitive Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme...
Feb 01, 2013
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South Africa’s capacity to deliver on the envisaged Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers programme (REIPPP) projects is lacking in light of the requirements for local Independent Power Producers (IPPs), says AEG Power Solutions 3W Power division MD Trevor...
Feb 01, 2013
Petroleum products group Engen has completed a two-year greening pilot project, during which it made multiple energy and water saving alterations at selected service stations in neighbouring countries.
Feb 01, 2013
Integrator of solar and other renewable energy systems Kayema Energy Solutions recently completed a revamp and installation of energy efficient solar heaters for 59 units at Troon Gardens in Illovo, Johannesburg.
Feb 01, 2013
Data processing company Systems Applications and Products (SAP) Africa has signed the 49M pledge to make a concerted contribution to the reduction of electricity consumption on the continent.
Jan 29, 2013
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Global solar power plant developer SunEdison has broken ground at the site of its first project in South Africa – a solar-resource-rich country where it is hoping to develop a sizeable operating base and create the platform for further expansions into Africa. The...
Jan 25, 2013
The Democratic Alliance (DA), in collaboration with solar panel installation company Energy Systems Africa (ES Africa), has launched a campaign to provide solar light and energy for informal settlements in Gauteng and, eventually, to the rest of South Africa....
 
 
 
 
Jan 25, 2013
Local solar supply and installation specialist Sinetech has been appointed sole supplier of a hybrid energy management system that can be installed as an additional source of energy to reduce the fuel consumption of diesel generators and, therefore, their operating...
Jan 25, 2013
Renewable-energy programmes will only be possible if South Africa can import the skills necessary to develop these new industries and speedily grant the required permits, says recruitment agency Landelahni Recruitment Group CEO Sandra Burmeister. The government...
Jan 25, 2013
South Africa is in a good position to capitalise on and develop a solar energy market as a result of the country’s abundant solar resources and positive irradiation coverage, compared with other active solar energy producers worldwide, says global engineering and...
Jan 25, 2013
South Africa’s much-praised Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) should be seen as only one part of the nation’s renewable-energy opportunity, states large-scale solar power plant developer Ciel & Terre South Africa business development...
Jan 25, 2013
Steel, tube and pipe manufacturer Robor has been contracted to supply the steel for two large 75 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, that have been selected in the first round of bids under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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