Draft energy plan is lightweight, superficial and dangerous - Yelland

2016-11-30 07:20

It is obvious that the artificial constraints on solar and wind in the draft IRP base-case is a political decision rather than a rational planning decision, says Chris Yelland.

SA solar challenge: Battery-powered Beetle to take on 6000km journey

2016-09-21 10:55

A small car with a big electric heart will play will challenge rivals at the 2016 SA Solar Challenge. This Beetle, called the ZingBug, will race 6000km from Pretoria to Cape Town using battery power.

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.

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.

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.


Records tumble in SA solar challenge

2016-10-04 06:34

Eleven teams from all over the world crossed the finish line after successfully driving more than 27 000km collectively on South African roads using only solar power.


Electric Beetle Challenge

2016-09-21 10:01
This Beetle will run from Pretoria to Cape Town on solar power alone.

This Beetle will run from Pretoria to Cape Town on solar power alone.

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Solar power plant in African bush brings hope

2016-08-09 21:33

A solar power plant being built in Uganda is bringing hope to parts of the energy-starved country.

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.

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