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Manufacturing and construction to benefit from renewables

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th April 2018 South Africa’s manufacturing and construction industries stand to benefit from renewed momentum of the renewable energy programme, following the recent conclusion of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 27 projects procured under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement... 

Cobalt to be declared a strategic mineral in the DRC

By: Reuters     15th March 2018 Democratic Republic of Congo will declare cobalt and coltan, used in electric vehicle and renewable energy technology, as "strategic" minerals which will earn the country higher royalties, an adviser to the Prime Minister said on Wednesday. A new mining code was signed into law on Friday by... 

Builders Warehouse launches its first store featuring renewable energy

By: Anine Kilian     22nd May 2017 The North Riding-based Builders Warehouse, which forms part of the Builders Warehouse chain of stores owned by management company Massmart, has installed a 126 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which comprises 400 roof-mounted polycrystalline PV panels. The plant will provide 70% of the store’s... 

Vergnet Confirms Strategic Repositioning as Global Renewable Energy Solutions Provider

     17th May 2016 Vergnet, a leading renewable energy company specialising in wind, solar and hybrid energy solutions, today confirmed its strategic repositioning as a renewable energy solutions provider, reflecting the company’s global reach and approach. The corporate positioning reflects Vergnet’s approach in... 

Solar, wind tech a 'priority' for W Cape housing 

By: News24Wire      24th June 2015 Renewable-energy technology is a key priority in the roll-out of low cost housing in the Western Cape, says a senior politician. The Western Cape provincial government has partnered with housing developer Van Horsten Property Holdings to construct low cost homes with renewable energy technology... 

Indutec 2015:Delivering New Business Opportunities

     22nd June 2015 With a 16% jump in visitors from 28 countries, the second SA Industry and Technology Fair (INDUTEC) held at Gallagher Convention Centre in May  produced excellent results for exhibitors and visitors. The three-day, 12-shows-in-one industrial expo proved to be the ideal platform for product... 

RENAC Green Energy Summer School on renewable energy and energy efficiency is opening its doors again and expands activities in France

     15th May 2014 The Renewable Academy, based in Berlin (Germany), in cooperation with INES, the French National Institute for Solar Energy, Savoie Technolac (France), will conduct the Green Energy Summer School from the 18th August 2014 to the 05th September 2014 both in Germany and France. With a focus on... 

South Africans have shown that they have the power during Earth Hour

     27th March 2014 “Solar geyser could reduce electricity bill by up to 50%” “South Africans have shown that we have the power during Earth Hour to make a difference when Eskom confirmed last year that we had switched off and achieved a massive, combined 629MW average reduction on our electricity usage”, says... 

Fuel cell technology launches SA into the future

     19th February 2014 When the fuel cell industry takes off it will be a multibillion dollar industry, generating thousands of jobs and significant wealth. Thanks to an ambitious state-of-the-art scientific programme, South Africa is ready for its slice of this pie, says Dr Olaf Conrad, Director of the HySA/Catalysis... 

Moventas remains renewable energy brand

     9th December 2013 Moventas has today reintroduced its legacy brand Santasalo® as the brand for its industrial gears business. The Moventas Group, now renamed Santasalo Moventas, has two brands and business areas; Santasalo for industry and Moventas for new energy. Santasalo Moventas now reintroduces its... 

More solar, less diesel power and coal 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th February 2013 By Pancho Ndebele State-owned power utility Eskom’s reliance on hugely expensive diesel-powered open-cycle gas turbine (OCGT) plants to keep the lights burning during peak demand periods is coming under scrutiny. 

Company Announcement: European Investment Bank backs South Africa’s first solar tower project

     7th November 2012 The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, has agreed to provide EUR 50m for the Khi Solar One Project 

Company Announcement: AREVA Solar’s Kimberlina Power Plant awarded POWER Magazine’s ‘Top Plant’

     31st May 2012 AREVA Solar today announced that POWER Magazine, considered the definitive information source for the power generation market, named the company’s Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Station as one of the magazine’s Renewable Top Plants for 2011 

Company Announcment: Exclusive interview with CEO of Solar Reserve

     19th April 2012 Last week Solar Reserve made headlines with their new 200MW CSP project announcement in Colorado. This week CSP Today gained exclusive access with Kevin Smith, CEO of Solar Reserve ahead of him speaking at CSP Today USA 2012 on 27-28 June in Las Vegas 


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