Construction starts on N Cape solar project

2016-10-17 17:34

Kathu Solar Park has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Eskom, making it possible to start construction, which is expected to be completed in 2018.

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.

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.

Elon Musk’s Tesla takeover of SolarCity a ‘no brainer’

2016-06-22 11:29

Elon Musk called the proposed marriage of Tesla Motors and SolarCity a “no brainer,” saying his $2.86bn plan to combine the companies would benefit both.

Fine SA wine goes green with solar solutions

2016-06-09 10:47

Three wine estates have recently blended vintage with innovation by taking advantage of the South African climate to enhance their power requirements.

WATCH: Welcome to Lego land, Africa’s biggest solar farm in De Aar

2016-03-04 11:39

An Irishman’s passion for job creation and solving South Africa’s energy restrictions with green technology has resulted in the largest solar farm in Africa.

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.


Musk gives SolarCity boost in $2.6bn deal as growth slows

2016-08-02 14:10

Elon Musk says Tesla’s $2.6bn takeover of SolarCity is no bailout. Analysts say it certainly can’t hurt.

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.

Weather delays Solar Impulse 2

2016-06-19 22:21

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is set to take off on its longest trip so far this year, with the transatlantic flight from New York to Seville, Spain, scheduled to last 90 hours.

Mickey Mouse goes solar

2016-04-13 19:00

It's only fitting that solar panels that will help with the power needs of Walt Disney World are shaped like the famous ears of the mouse that started the Disney enterprise.

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.

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