ARTICLES RELATING TO SOLAR POWER

Eight massive power shifts as demand for fossil fuels fades

2016-06-13 10:38

The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end - in less than a decade.

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WATCH: Solar panel workers strike, demand pay increases

Tens of workers at Jinko Solar in Epping Industria staged an unprotected strike on Wednesday. Their disputes are mainly about pay, their shift hours and the warning system.

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NYC mayor wants to boost solar power capacity five-fold

2016-02-04 09:30

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to increase the solar power capacity of city-owned buildings five-fold.

Solar motorbikes hit the road in Kenya

2015-10-02 23:09

Taxi motorbikes are a big industry in Kenya, employing thousands of young people.

Solar race: SA students to take on world’s best

2015-08-25 12:09

South African students, piloting a locally-built solar-powered racer, will take on rivals at the World Solar Challenge in Australia. Do SA proud guys!

New technology to create cheap hydrogen fuel

2015-07-02 11:54

A new solar panel design created in Switzerland will make it cheaper to produce hydrogen, which would reduce fossil fuel dependence.

PIC invests R22bn in solar power

2015-03-18 12:12

The state-owned Public Investment Corporation says it has paid R22bn to buy stakes in two solar power stations in the Northern Cape province.

Indian businesses build own solar plants

2014-11-04 11:19

Factories and businesses in India have installed over 30 MW of rooftop solar panels the last year, little compared to India's solar capacity of 2 700 MW.

Cape Town business feeds power into grid

2014-07-30 17:24

Private solar plant becomes the first to legally transmit electricity back into the City of Cape Town’s electrical distribution network.

Gazans turn to solar power amid fuel crisis

2014-02-26 09:38

As the Palestinian territory lives through the worst fuel shortage in its history, many of Gazan inhabitants are beginning to see solar power as a viable alternative.

 

The solar revolution that will power SA’s e-vehicles

2016-06-08 14:19

A pioneer of alternative forms of green energy, BMW Group SA has unveiled its unique solar power solution to power its e-vehicles.

SA to add 100 MW solar power to grid

2016-05-10 19:03

French group Engie has signed a 20-year power purchase deal with Eskom to connect 100 megawatts of solar power onto the national grid in 2018 from its Kathu Solar plant.

Paul Semple: Renewable projects helped reduce loadshedding, created jobs

2015-10-12 20:00

Futuregrowth Area Manager Paul Semple talks to Candice Paine about renewable projects and how these initiatives aid in job creation and social upliftment.

South Africans may have solved solar power problem

2015-08-28 13:25

South African scientists have developed an affordable solar power prototype, something Google could not achieve.

Solar Impulse 2 completes historic flight

2015-07-03 18:25

The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has completed an historic flight, circling the globe without so much as a drop of fuel as it touched down in Hawaii.

Norway firm set to provide solar power to SA

2015-04-13 21:15

Scatec Solar ASA is among preferred bidders for three solar-power projects in the fourth of five programme rounds to increase electricity from clean sources in SA.

Giant solar farm opens in California

2015-02-11 10:41

One of the largest solar energy farms in the world has opened in Southern California's desert, with 160 000 homes now getting power via converted sunlight.

Go solar and save

2014-07-31 09:23

Households may have to examine alternative forms of energy after Eskom has been given permission to raise electricity prices above the 8% previously granted.

Inventor pushes solar panels for roads

2014-07-11 14:05

An electric engineer, Scott Brusaw, has built solar panels meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and highways.

EU slaps tax on Chinese solar panels

2013-12-02 14:31

The European Union has agreed to impose anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panel importers who breach a deal reached with Beijing this year.

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