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.

SA-led group in $2.2bn Cameroon power deal

2013-11-21 10:39

A consortium led by South Africa's GSC Energy has signed a deal with Cameroon to develop a $2.2bn solar plant at a fee "significantly" less than current electricity providers.

Eskom gets $135m loan

2013-10-14 11:47

France will lend $135m to Eskom to help it finance solar power projects, according to a report.

CPV programme to stimulate employment

2013-06-18 21:42

The first students in Soitec’s concentrator photovoltaic technology training programme have successfully completed the first part of the curriculum.

Sun's rays cook up a storm

2012-12-05 14:40

Forget coal, gas or electric ovens, a German entrepreneur has designed and installed giant circular solar panels in the small Mexican town of El Sauz to show that the sun's rays can cook up a storm too.

Solar vehicles race across Chile desert

2012-11-17 14:15

Fifteen solar panel vehicles, some that look like small space ships, are racing across Chile's Atacama desert as part of a contest to build low-cost environmentally-friendly cars.

Solar power can prevent shack fires

2012-10-28 13:47

Solar power is the best solution to prevent shack fires, the DA Gauteng has said.


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.

Solar power takes off in SA

2013-11-21 09:58

The first large-scale solar power plant which came on stream in SA this week, will produce enough power for more than 30 000 households.

The simple solution to Eskom's troubles

2013-09-26 13:07

Eskom can supply all the country's power needs by merely installing a solar panel on the roof of every household in South Africa, says a Fin24 user.

Largest solar power plant unveiled

2013-03-17 21:20

Oil-rich Abu Dhabi has opened the world's largest Concentrated Solar Power plant, which will provide electricity to 20 000 homes.

Solar plant 'largest in Africa'

2012-12-04 22:22

A UK firm has announced plans to build what they claim is the biggest solar power plant in Africa, which aims to provide electricity to 100 000 homes.

German solar power production booming

2012-11-05 16:24

German utilities say solar power production has risen by more than 50% on the year over the first nine months of 2012 amid a boom in installations of photovoltaic panels.

Solar plane takes off for return flight

2012-06-29 14:31

An experimental solar-powered plane, flying without using any fuel, has taken off for Rabat on a return journey after its successful flight over the Moroccan desert.

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