The R12bn Kathu solar project: Good-bye diesel. Hello molten salt.

2016-08-17 11:34

Rand Merchant Bank has closed a R12bn transaction to jump-start the 100MW Kathu Solar Park, which will produce enough power to keep the lights on in 50 000 households.

Renewable energy plans: Who’s in control? Eskom or govt?

2016-08-12 09:32

With Eskom seemingly doing all it can to push back on renewable energy and as lucrative nuclear deals beckon, it’s hard not to be cynical about the utility's plans, says an analyst.

Eskom’s renewable argument fatally flawed

2016-08-08 08:56

SPONSORED: Eskom's decision to not sign any further Power Purchase Agreements flies directly against the Department of Energy’s public commitment to expand and accelerate.

Eskom review endangers biggest Africa renewable power plan

2016-07-28 19:53

Eskom is questioning the role of renewable energy, jeopardising a programme touted as one of the most attractive for wind and solar power producers in the world.

A battle of ideas over SA energy plans sparks fierce debate

2016-07-27 07:02

The future of SA's energy sector has sparked a battle of ideas over big infrastructure projects versus nimble power producers, writes Fin24’s Matthew le Cordeur.

Eskom's IPP move places SA on nuclear watch

2016-07-21 08:47

If Eskom prevents any new power purchase agreements with Independent Power Producers, then all eyes will focus on the nuclear deal.

Solar power stored as Kenyan wildlife conservancy goes off-grid – 95% diesel cuts

2016-07-15 20:15

SA firm SolarAfrica has funded, designed and installed a microgrid in Kenya, making it solar with a battery solution for cloudy days and a whopping cut in diesel usage.

SPECIAL FEATURE: SA good laboratory for renewable energy - US official

2016-07-11 10:50

South Africa has been a really good laboratory for making renewable energy development commercially and economically successful, according to a US official.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Localisation retains renewable capital in SA

2016-07-11 10:30

The localisation of manufacturing in the renewable energy sector in South Africa is important from an economic perspective, explain experts.

Why are Africans afraid of nuclear energy, asks Molefe

2016-07-06 08:47

Africa should use nuclear energy to move forward, says Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.


Rob Jeffrey: Renewables not SA’s panacea – time to put country first

2016-08-12 19:43

It is time for SA to break away from the vested idealistic or financial interest driving large renewable expansion schemes, says Econometrix MD Rob Jeffrey.

China's $15bn energy ambitions crushed in 2 weeks

2016-08-11 15:01

China’s infrastructure investors have had a tough two weeks, with plugs being pulled on at least $15bn of potential deals in nuclear power and electricity distribution.

Nuclear power gets another smack – massive project delayed at the final hurdle

2016-08-02 09:33

Opponents of Jacob Zuma's nuclear energy obsession have a fresh ally, as new UK Prime Minister Theresa May called a stop to a proposed £18bn nuclear plant.

Eskom postpones IPP signing with Redstone

2016-07-28 19:01

Eskom has postponed the signing of a 20-year power purchase agreement with power plant Redstone Solar Thermal Power.

De Lille: Let Cape Town buy Eskom's unwanted IPP energy

2016-07-26 06:34

The City of Cape Town wants to procure renewable energy from Independent Power Producers in the light of Eskom’s decision not to do so.

The roles of private sector and Eskom in renewable energy

2016-07-21 08:16

Private sector developers and operators bring greater speed of internal investment decision-making, development and deployment, says SA Renewable Energy Council.

Five questions on Germany's green energy shift

2016-07-13 21:21

Germany's energy transition is its biggest infrastructure project of the post-World War II era and its greatest challenge since reunification in 1990.

Solar power keeps lights on in SA - CEO

2016-07-11 10:45

There is no longer load shedding in SA, because solar power stations, like the one in the Northern Cape are now generating power, says a CEO.

Dong Energy to build cheapest offshore wind farms

2016-07-06 19:00

Danish offshore wind farm operator Dong Energy is to build two offshore wind farms off the Dutch coast, saying it will be the cheapest offshore wind energy.

Pick n Pay must ditch fossil fuels, urges Greenpeace

2016-06-28 15:17

Retail giant Pick n Pay has come under criticism by Greenpeace activists for consuming the most electricity compared to other retailers.

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