Tesla builds world' biggest battery in Australian Outback

2017-12-01 15:22

The world's biggest lithium-ion battery has plugged into an Australian state grid, easily delivering on Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk's 100-day guarantee

US rooftop solar makes Investec the go-to bank

2017-02-13 07:08

A South African bank has become the go-to funding source for the US rooftop solar industry just two years after entering the market.

Saudi to launch multi-billion renewable scheme

2017-01-17 14:21

Saudi Arabia is set to launch a renewable energy programme worth up to $50bn, as the world's largest oil exporter vies to diversify its economy.

Solar Impulse pioneers honoured

2016-12-30 16:37

Air Transport News has honoured the two pioneers of aviation, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, and their Solar Impulse with the 2016 Decade Award.

Proof that solar, wind, gas - not nuclear - is best for SA

2016-11-03 15:30

The CSIR Energy Centre has presented its own study to re-optimise the South African power capacity and energy mix from 2016 to 2040.

Schools across South Africa took part in the 2016 GreenpowerSA electric car race.

Schools across South Africa took part in the 2016 GreenpowerSA electric car race.

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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.


Emira boosts energy savings with new R16m solar farm

2017-10-04 14:40

Emira wants to add more renewable energy solutions to its portfolio of properties across South Africa as part of its sustainability strategy.

Over 70% of Africa's energy to come from renewables

2017-01-31 13:42

The bulk of Africa’s energy capacity will be renewables, research by McKinsey & Co shows.

For cheapest power on earth, look skyward as coal falls to solar

2017-01-03 06:30

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.

Cape Town school runs on solar energy, feeds into grid

2016-11-17 19:20

The German International School Cape Town in Tamboerskloof has fully embraced a green future by installing a 150kWp solar electricity system.

Schools race their self-built electric cars in Delmas

2016-10-25 14:36

School learners saw their self-built electric cars come to life as they raced in the GreenpowerZA Electric Car Challenge at Red Star Raceway.

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.

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