It just became much easier for businesses to move off Eskom's grid - here's why

2019-05-17 16:52

It could spark a flood of South African businesses, malls and factories applying for renewable energy projects.

Kathu Solar Park inaugurated

2019-04-24 17:35

The Kathu Solar Park in the Northern Cape was recently inaugurated.

This is how much it will cost to take your home off the grid - and avoid load shedding forever

2019-03-27 05:23

The price of electricity keeps going up in South Africa, and the price of home solar installations keep going down. If you can't deal with load shedding anymore, here's the kind of money you'll need to opt out of Eskom.

Buy a solar panel, make money

2018-10-07 15:52

Individuals can essentially become independent power producers by buying a solar panel, which feeds into the national grid.

There's new evidence that fossil fuels are getting crushed in the ongoing energy battle against renewables

2018-04-09 17:15

China is the world's largest investor in renewable energy, sinking $126.6 billion into the sector, a 31% increase over 2106.

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.

 

Starbucks is investing in solar farms

2019-04-16 16:44

Starbucks is investing in eight solar farms in Texas.

Register your solar panel or face a R6,400 fine, Cape Town warns residents

2018-11-26 13:54

“We would like to thank our customers for their cooperation during the registration process.”

Elon Musk has tried to help fix these 7 humanitarian crises — here's how he's doing so far

2018-07-19 18:24

We've rounded up all of humanity's problems that Elon Musk has pledged to fix. He's doing a lot of good — but not all of his solutions seem to be working.

A new solar tower in the Northern Cape will be the second tallest building in SA

2018-04-05 15:05

The Redstone Solar Thermal Power Tower will pump enough electricity to power 200,000 households.

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.

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