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BI plans strategic acquisitions, new products and services for 2021

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 7 hours ago The current economic situation might offer excellent opportunities for acquisitions within its field of operation, comments Bearings International (BI) Managing Director Bart Schoevaerts. This comes off the back of increased collaboration within the Hudaco Group, of which BI forms part. Plans for... 

AngloGold says will achieve strong yearly free cash flow performance 

By: Chanel de Bruyn     18th December 2020 Gold miner AngloGold says it is on track to build on the robust free cash flow of $516-million in the first nine months of the year and is expected to post its strongest annual free cash flow performance in almost a decade. In a year-end update published on December 18, interim CEO Christine... 

120 MW Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility connected to the grid

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th December 2020 The 120 MW Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility, in the Eastern Cape, is the latest wind farm to be connected to South Africa's national grid.  “We are pleased to announce the successful commissioning of all 48 wind turbine generators as the year draws to an end and we prepare to have our portfolio... 

Flagship project set to demonstrate flexibility, convenience of procuring independent power

By: Simone Liedtke     10th December 2020 A flagship renewable energy project, commissioned by Amazon and to be rolled out by SOLA Group, is set to demonstrate the flexibility and convenience of procuring independent power through the electricity grid. The project will see 28 GWh of solar energy wheeled via State-owned power utility... 

Battery storage is the next frontier in accelerating the progression of sustainable energy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th December 2020 Sustainable energy has seen exponential growth in South Africa, primarily led by the rise of solar energy and power purchase agreements (PPAs), with the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry currently accounting for around 6% of the country’s total energy generation. Key to enabling further growth in... 

Public hearing participant questions Nersa mandate in evolving electricity market 

By: Donna Slater     4th December 2020 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa was outdated, and regulation changes were needed to bring it in line with current trends, the only respondent to public hearings into gold miner Gold Fields' application to build a 40 MW solar plant near its mine in Westonaria said on Thursday. Brian... 

Bigger not always better with gensets – OEM

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th December 2020 Bigger is not always better when considering generators (gensets) and standby power, and it is vital that site-specific power requirements and conditions are taken into account during the design phase of these power supply products, says local manufacturer Zest WEG.  

Emira continues investment in renewable energy

By: Donna Slater     20th November 2020 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Emira Property Fund has been increasing its use of renewable energy since the 2015 installation of a 271 kW solar plant on the roof of its Epsom Downs Shopping Centre, in Bryanston. Since then the company has been continuing the rollout of solutions... 

Sun Exchange launches first of three crowd sales for 1.9 MW solar project in Zim

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th November 2020 Peer-to-peer solar leasing platform Sun Exchange has launched a crowd sale for Phase 1 of a multiphase 1.9 MW solar and storage project for fresh produce exporter Nhimbe Fresh, in Zimbabwe. This will be the largest Sun Exchange solar installation to date and the first outside of South Africa.  

Hydrogen economy presents considerable opportunities for South Africa, but social compact imperative 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th November 2020 There is considerable potential for South Africa to be a supplier of green hydrogen and leverage its platinum group metals (PGM) resources; however, it is imperative that there is a social compact when building this industry, a panel of speakers noted during independent think tank, the Mapungubwe... 

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