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Air Products, Jeka highlight benefits of solar rooftop installations 

By: Simone Liedtke     19th July 2019 A solar photovoltaic roof-mounted power plant system installed at industrial and specialty chemicals supplier Air Products’ Kempton Park facility generates sufficient energy to meet between 60% and 70% of the facility’s day-time requirements, Air Products GM Maropeng Bahula says. The plant,... 

South Africa’s Power utility

17th July 2019 Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa’s many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility is in crisis. It is the single largest threat to South Africa’s economy, according to a former Minister of Finance. 

Natura welcomes Namibia’s new energy framework

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th June 2019 Natura Energy on Friday announced that the company was forging ahead with the development and implementation of the 50 MW TeraSun energy solar photovoltaic power park initiative to sell, across the national grid, competitively priced electricity to large power users in Namibia. The decision... 

Opinion: Why solar is an attractive solution for small firms 

27th June 2019 In this article, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association programme manager Niveshen Govender outlines the business case for those small firms weighing an investment in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Increased demand and technological advances have attributed to the significant decrease... 

For first time ever, renewables surpass coal in US power mix

By: Bloomberg     26th June 2019 For the clearest sign yet that renewable energy has gone mainstream, consider this: Clean energy resources supplied more of America’s electricity than coal for the first time ever in April. Hydropower dams, solar panels and wind turbines generated almost 68.5-million megawatt-hours of power in... 

Massive solar-storage project is planned for the Nevada desert

By: Bloomberg     26th June 2019 NV Energy, the Nevada utility owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, agreed to buy power from three massive solar farms equipped with big batteries in the Nevada desert. The projects mark one of the the biggest expansions of solar and storage ever proposed in the US Combined, they’ll... 

‘Platinum Valley’ SEZ in three months – Patel 

By: Martin Creamer     26th June 2019 The legal entity for the Bojanala Platinum Valley Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in North West, which already has an investment pipeline in place, will be set up in the next three months, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel promised on Tuesday evening. Fuel cell development is listed as the... 

AfDB to fund upgrades to South Sudan water, sanitation infrastructure

By: African News Agency      26th June 2019 South Sudan’s water and sanitation infrastructure is to be upgraded thanks to a decision by the African Development Bank to provide $24.7-million in funding. The bank’s Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project will support the rehabilitation of about 50 km of the capital Juba’s... 

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 set to address Africa’s most pressing challenges

25th June 2019 SingularityU South Africa brings together leading exponential technology thought leaders from around the world to address education, energy, poverty, prosperity, and water SingularityU South Africa is proud to announce that the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 will take place at the Kyalami... 

Jobs spin-offs in focus as South Africa’s rooftop solar installed base grows beyond 400 MW  

By: Terence Creamer     25th June 2019 An analysis conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Energy Centre outlines significant potential to create thousands of fulltime jobs and to nurture hundreds of small enterprises by supporting the further deployment of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) plants.... 

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