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Topic - Green Energy
Apr 20, 2016
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is leveraging R57.1-billion in private-sector investment, through various incentive schemes, to support local industrialisation efforts, said Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies, who delivered his Budget Vote on...
Apr 18, 2016
The New Development Bank said on Monday South African power utility Eskom would get $180-million in assistance for renewable energy projects, part of a package of $811-million in green energy loans it approved last week. A spokesperson for the bank said the Eskom...
Mar 31, 2016
South Africa’s black industrialists funding forum had its inaugural meeting in mid-March to consider 50 applications from aspirant black-owned manufacturing enterprises, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies revealed this week. Speaking following a meeting with...
Mar 22, 2016
An Australian company which has won Japanese backing to develop high grade graphite deposits out of east Africa to market into Europe says the sector should take heart from supply and regulatory pressures on the commodity’s historic powerhouse, China. Addressing the...
Mar 04, 2016
At five megawatts, USVI Solar I is the largest photovoltaic system on the U.S. Virgin Islands. Installed on challenging terrain and under harsh weather conditions on Saint Thomas, the solar park received the 2015 "Ground-Mount Project of the Year Award". After all,...
Feb 17, 2016
While it makes economic and environmental sense for African governments to adopt green energy technologies at a macro level , the continent is reluctant to do so as green technologies are currently not economically viable for households or individuals, says the Sam...
Feb 02, 2016
Ascension Properties, together with Voltas Technologies and Tritec SA, has installed a 140 kWp solar plant on its Island Centre complex in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town. Ascension Properties, a JSE listed property income fund, has gone green with its first solar PV...
Oct 30, 2015
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION PROVIDED Vert Energy provides sustainable solutions for hydroelectricity, wind power and for steam and gas turbines
With a focus on using renewable-energy sources to produce green energy as a reliable source of electricity, power generation products provider Vert Energy provides sustainable solutions for hydroelectricity, wind power and for steam and gas turbines. The company has...
Oct 16, 2015
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Jun 26, 2015
The totally solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, was built to be used in an attempt to fly around the world powered by solar power alone. I must say that this aircraft is a wonderful piece of technology and I marvel at the science and design which went into its...
Jun 19, 2015
Australian strategic metals company TNG has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with renewable energy group Energy Made Clean (EMC) to evaluate and implement energy supply options for its Mount Peake vanadium project, including the potential supply of a solar...
May 29, 2015
IMPERATIVE USE Private individuals in KwaZulu-Natal are largely using solar and wind technologies owing to their improving affordability
Clients are looking towards greener energy sources to drive groundwater abstraction and reticulation schemes in the rural parts of KwaZulu-Natal, according to the KwaZulu-Natal office of consulting engineers and scientists, SRK Consulting SA. SRK tells Engineering...
May 08, 2015
The project consists of the development, construction and operation of a greenfield wind power plant near Konya, in Turkey.
May 01, 2015
The project will connect the Norwegian and German electricity markets to exchange green energy.
Mar 17, 2015
May 23, 2014
GAVIN MAILE Labour stability and productivity are required to create trust between government and the private sector
Construction companies are aiming to use more sustainable methods of building, as the sector is increasingly being driven by companies’ need to have a lower environmental footprint to meet increasingly stringent environmental legislation, states audit, tax and...
Feb 14, 2014
QUALITY STANDARDS The South African construction industry faces severe problems regarding construction project delivery owing to skills shortage and low quality standards
The South African construction industry, which many expect to go through a high growth phase this year, owing to an increased number of construction projects, and a greater focus on housing projects and large-scale infrastructure projects, is facing severe problems...
Jan 17, 2014
Construction work at the site is expected to be completed in June.
Oct 29, 2013
In a significant show of support for South African renewable-energy projects, the European Union’s (EUs) long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB), has agreed to provide €210-million, or R2.8-billion, for the construction of the Ka Xu Solar...
Oct 29, 2013
The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide EUR 210 million (2.8 billion ZAR) for construction of the Ka Xu Solar One concentrated solar power plant north of Pofadder in the Northern Cape. This significant support will be provided through two South African...
Sep 26, 2013
Until quite recently, miners generally used words like “unreliable”, “expensive” and “risky” to describe renewable-energy power, but outdated perceptions of most forms of renewable power are slowly giving way to a new generation of miners embracing greener...
May 31, 2013
The finalisation of phase II of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) on May 9 represented the passing of another important route marker on the country’s journey towards a future powered...
May 03, 2013
JSE- and LSE-listed packaging and paper group Mondi recorded a 35% year-on-year increase in underlying operating profit to €162-million during the first quarter of 2013, in line with its expectations, despite the effects of a one-off write-down in the value of green...
Feb 08, 2013
The State-owned Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has signed a $120-million contract with UK-based company Cambridge Industries for the construction of a 50 MW waste-to-energy power plant. The facility, which will be located, at Repi, on the outskirts of...
Nov 09, 2012
The success of MTN’s first trigeneration plant has sparked an influx of South African companies wanting to join the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Programme of Activities (PoA) of the telecommunication group’s next clean energy project, carbon advisory firm...
Nov 09, 2012
Nov 07, 2012
The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, has agreed to provide EUR 50m for the Khi Solar One Project
Aug 03, 2012
Consulting engineering company Bosch Projects is undertaking the largest greenfield sugar project in Angola. Bosch Projects signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Japanese trading company Marubeni Corporation on April 24 to undertake this project, which entails...
Jun 18, 2012
The task of exploring for new mineral deposits is increasingly falling in the hands of junior exploration companies, underscoring their need to attract and maintain a team of passionate, gifted and experienced geologists. But, with cash-strapped juniors hard pressed...
May 15, 2012
The market is ready to take up the localisation spinoffs from a possible new nuclear build programme in South Africa, a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official said on Tuesday. Deputy director Cobbs Pillay, who is responsible for green energy and nuclear...
Aug 28, 2009
An environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a proposed R1,5-billion 70 MW wind farm in the vicinity of Darling in the Western Cape is anticipated to begin within the next month.
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