Solar power to tackle energy woes

2015-10-09 11:10

Pietermaritzburg’s hopes of becoming more energy-efficient are taking form.

V&A Waterfront starts solar project

2015-09-29 18:51

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is installing more than 7 500m² of solar panels on eight rooftops of key buildings as it expands its emphasis on going green.

Stellenbosch solar project lights up

2015-08-27 21:08

Thinking small, South Africans have developed an affordable solar power prototype that stumped Google.

Solar Impulse 2 out of money

2015-07-29 05:48

The team behind the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane say it needs an additional $22m to complete a historic round-the-world flight.

Solar Impulse 2 beats new record

2015-07-02 22:12

A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight.

Solar Impulse plane heads for Hawaii

2015-06-29 15:54

Solar Impulse 2 has left Japan on the 120-hour Japan-Hawaii leg of its historic flight.

Solar powered classrooms in focus

2015-06-23 19:35

The South African technology company Ambit’s solar powered classroom is poised to provide “off-grid” electricity and connectivity to rural classrooms.

Solar plane possibly grounded for 2 months

2015-06-18 19:29

The pilot of a solar-powered plane that made an unplanned stop in Japan, says his aircraft is now ready to fly, but must wait out unfavourable weather, perhaps for up to two months.

Maasai women lead solar revolution

2015-06-03 16:20

Lights flick on across this sleepy hamlet, thanks to the efforts of more than 200 Maasai women at the frontline of a solar power revolution.

Bad weather forces Solar Impulse to land in Japan

2015-06-01 16:36

Solar Impulse 2 will land in the Japanese city of Nagoya, as bad weather delayed a landmark attempt by a solar plane to cross the Pacific Ocean.


St Helena goes solar

2015-10-06 15:58

The island of St Helena in the Atlantic Ocean is now able to supply more than a third of its energy needs from renewable sources.

Six ways SA is tackling its electricity crisis

2015-09-08 10:04

SA has established a “war room” to tackle energy shortages that have led to load shedding and contributed to the economy’s contraction in the second quarter.

India gets first solar-powered airport

2015-08-19 18:59

The Indian government is to start incorporating solar energy into their daily operations at airports countrywide.

Solar Impulse 2 grounded

2015-07-15 21:31

The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 will be grounded for months in Hawaii to carry out battery repairs, after completing nearly half of an unprecedented round-the-world flight.

Solar Impulse two-thirds of way to Hawaii

2015-07-01 23:37

The solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has passed the two-thirds point.

Six massive shifts in global power markets

2015-06-24 07:20

The way humans get electricity is about to change forever, with trillions of dollars earmarked for investment in the renewable energy boom over the next 25 years.

Roadtripping through Africa in a solar-powered car

2015-06-20 08:10

A group of university students and lecturers are on a road trip of a different kind as they travel over 4 000km to test out their solar powered car.

Solar Impulse damaged in Japan

2015-06-04 17:07

The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 will need repairs to its right wing before it can resume its attempt to fly around the world.

Solar Impulse to go under cover in Japan

2015-06-02 17:14

Sunshine powered Solar Impulse 2 is expected to get under cover overnight, finally allowing support staff to let go of the super lightweight plane almost 24 hours after it arrived in Japan.

Absa offers energy saving option

2015-05-18 17:21

Absa now offers its customers the opportunity to select and finance a fully customised renewable energy solution.

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