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Jun 24, 2014
Rentia van Tonder
Banking group Standard Bank reports that it has, to date, underwritten more than R10-billion-worth of funding to support the roll out of renewable-energy projects in South Africa. The projects have arisen as a result of the first two bid windows under government’s...
Jun 24, 2014
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2014 report provides insight into South Africa’s electricity generation, exploring the issues of State-owned power utility Eskom's generated power, coal supplies, electricity tariffs and demand-focused initiatives, as well as the...
Jun 20, 2014
USTDA Director Leocadia Zak
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) says it has doubled its African energy investments since President Barack Obama launched the Power Africa initiative in June last year. The agency, which has a mandate to promote US exports by funding project planning,...
Jun 20, 2014
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Small-scale renewable-energy developers were facing significant challenges in funding their projects, with relatively high compliance costs related to bidding in the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) small-scale independent power producer (IPP) programme adding to the...
Jun 20, 2014
Johannesburg-based fastener solutions provider Swagefast reports that it has experienced an increase in business since it ventured into manufacturing fasteners for the renewable-energy market in 2013. Company FD Jay Rossouw tells Engineering News that the company has...
Jun 18, 2014
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Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm
As South Africa moves to evolve its regulatory environment to accommodate renewable-energy inputs into the national grid, so too does the likelihood of a long-term evolution to the exclusive use of smart electricity grids to manage energy consumption in the country’s...
Jun 18, 2014
South Africa’s Standard Bank has concluded a $70-million three-year term loan facility with the African unit of emerging-market-focused power group Globeleq, which plans to use the debt finance to grow its African power asset base. Globeleq currently has more than 1...
Jun 18, 2014
Venture capital (VC) presents an attractive value proposition for funding the development of green economy projects and, coupled with entrepreneurship at grassroot economic level, has unlimited potential to create financial inclusivity, National Empowerment Fund...
Jun 18, 2014
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Jun 13, 2014
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Jun 13, 2014
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Jun 13, 2014
Driving along the West Coast road not far from Cape Town, it’s hard not to miss the 37 turbines reaching into the sky at the Hopefield wind farm. It may seem an unusual sight in South Africa for now, but not for too long. There are likely to be 400 turbines spinning...
Jun 12, 2014
South Africa has much to celebrate on Global Wind Day, June 15, the South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) said on Thursday. “… there is no better time to highlight our ongoing efforts towards bettering communities. Not only has [South Africa] embraced an...
May 30, 2014
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DOE deputy director-general Ompi Aphane
Progress on the various electricity generation procurement programmes being overseen by South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) is now contingent on the new Cabinet approving further guarantees for Eskom, which remains the single buyer of power generated by...
May 30, 2014
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South African solar-heating company SunTank has invested significantly in robot-assisted production to increase its product volume, improve quality, save costs and stay competitive on a global scale.
May 28, 2014
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Lesedi
US-headquartered power project developer SolarReserve has announced the completion of two South Africa-based 75 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, saying on Wednesday that the plants were fully operational and successfully supplying the South African electric grid...
May 23, 2014
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Energy-hungry Uganda has announced plans to exploit its known uranium deposits in a new nuclear programme aimed at meeting growing demand for electricity. The country has approached nuclear powerhouse India for technical advice on how to use its uranium reserves and...
May 23, 2014
South African financial institution Standard Bank has invested significantly in renewable-energy projects and in reducing its carbon footprint as part of its commitment to embed sustainable thinking and sustainable business practices at every level of its operations.
May 22, 2014
Johan van den Berg
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has been formally launched as the umbrella body and “single voice” for all renewable-energy associations in the country. The organisation comprises the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, the South...
May 21, 2014
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African mining companies find themselves with an unusually strong case for converting to 100% peak penetration of solar or wind energy rather than implementing partial solutions that bring only small financial and environmental benefits, Siemens Smart Generation...
May 19, 2014
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German wind turbine manufacturers and service providers have set their sights on the South African wind energy market, saying they are eager to establish affiliations with local municipalities, large energy users and turbine component manufacturers in a bid to...
 
 
 
 
May 19, 2014
Khi Solar One
International engineering and technology company Abengoa reports that its Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in South Africa’s Northern Cape are both about 80% complete, while its Xina Solar One project is expected to reach...
May 16, 2014
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The Droogfontein solar PV plant near Kimberley
A South African solar energy atlas is in the process of being developed to further stimulate the deployment of both solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal technology solutions in the sun-rich country. Science and Technology Deputy Minister Michael Masutha reported...
May 16, 2014
Wind energy is pushing ahead in South Africa, with five wind farms in full operation, another 15 currently under construction and a further seven approaching financial close. By the time they are all up and running, 1 983 MW could be generated by more than 700...
May 16, 2014
Logistics solutions company CargoWare’s FleetLogiX fleet management software has been used to manage 1 000 Volvo trucks, tasked with moving millions of tons of imported cement from the Port of Djibouti, in Ethiopia, to cement producer Derba Midroc Cement’s (DMC’s)...
May 16, 2014
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May 16, 2014
LIGHTS ON Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan estimates that Eskom will be able to manage the grid this winter
Despite differing views in industry, State-owned power generation utility Eskom can still generate sufficient power to keep the lights on, even while functioning on a tight reserve margin and with industry not firing on all cylinders, states global growth consulting...
May 16, 2014
Powertech, a 100% owned subsidiary of the JSE-listed Altron group, comprising Altron TMT (amalgamation of Altech and Bytes) and Altron Power (Powertech), over the years, adjusted and reviewed operational processes to accommodate market conditions, all of which have...
May 16, 2014
ENERGY REVOLUTION Total renewable power capacity worldwide exceeded 1 470 GW in 2012
While State-owned power utility Eskom, with support from government, needs an ambitious and transformative plan to produce, consume and share energy in the country, South Africa is naturally geared towards significant renewable- energy production, states independent...
May 15, 2014
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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has welcome the launch of the country’s newest solar power plant, saying the R1.5-billion facility, near Kimberly, would contribute “immensely” to meeting the country's rising energy demands. The Droogfontein solar power...
May 15, 2014
International energy companies Globeleq and Mainstream Renewable Power have confirmed that they plan to continue to jointly explore and develop renewable-energy projects in South Africa, where they have together already built 100 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV)...
 
 
 
 
May 14, 2014
May 14, 2014
Private-sector partners have committed over $14-billion to the Power Africa project, which was launched by US President Barack Obama last year, doubling the $7-billion set aside by USAID for the project for the next five years. In an update on the project, Agnes...
May 13, 2014
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The African Utility Week has got under way in Cape Town with a call for more interconnectedness between countries and a concerted effort to power up more households and industries on the continent. Eskom transmission development group executive Mongezi Ntsokolo said...
May 09, 2014
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138 MW Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm
All 60 wind turbines at the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, in the Eastern Cape, have been commissioned, following the erection of the final turbine in February. The project’s next milestone will be its commercial operations date, which GM Mark Pickering says is now...
May 09, 2014
Africa-focused thermal and hydroelectric power developer and operator Endeavor Energy, infrastructure giant General Electric (GE) and water and electricity utility sector operating group Finagestion this week partnered to develop and implement the largest-single...
May 09, 2014
Infrastructure solutions group Akhani and energy management services company Energy Cybernetics have partnered to identify opportunities to roll-out solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and bring down the costs of energy in sub-Saharan Africa. The two South African...
May 08, 2014
A grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) solar installation system, which comprises five 3 kW solar PV panels, completed in August last year, has so far facilitated training of over 120 candidates at North-West University’s (NWU’s) Potchefstroom campus. The 3 kW island system...
May 02, 2014
Solar Energy Solutions company Solardura has completed the installation and commissioning of a large-scale solar water heating system for the Blessed Gérard Care Centre in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal.
Apr 30, 2014
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Medupi
Alstom on Wednesday said it was considering a binding offer from General Electric (GE) to acquire its energy assets, leaving the France-headquartered company to expand its transport sector activities. The deal, representing an equity value of €12.35-billion and an...
Apr 23, 2014
US vanadium project developer and renewable energy technology purveyor American Vanadium on Wednesday unveiled plans to demonstrate the CellCube vanadium redox flow energy storage system in partnership with the New York State Research and Development Authority...
 
 
 
 
Apr 17, 2014
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Renewable-energy projects, such as this Northern Cape solar farm, seen as key to low‐carbon energy supply.
Upfront investment costs will and should remain a critical consideration as South Africa moves to upscale and accelerate its infrastructure programmes. But one of the lead authors of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argues that the...
Apr 17, 2014
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A specialist in finance and energy says South Africa's electricity prices are too low and unsustainable. “We are under-pricing electricity by at least a factor of two,” Bridge Capital Refco director Dudley Baylis told Engineering News Online.
Apr 17, 2014
Two more Northern Cape solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, Droogfontein Solar Power and De Aar Solar Power, have achieved commercial operations and will be formally inaugurated in mid May. Both projects are majority owned by independent power producer Globeleq and both...
Apr 16, 2014
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Apr 14, 2014
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Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins
Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins confirmed on Monday that the long awaited cogeneration and coal independent power producer (IPP) procurement programmes would be initiated in April and May respectively. In addition, in something of a surprise move, the Minister...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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