Residential complexes can now rent solar panels and just pay for the electricity. Here’s how it works.

2019-12-12 19:36

There are financing options available for townhouse complexes that want to go solar, and don't have the body corporate cash to pay for hardware up front.

Some light at the end of the load shedding tunnel: new independent power plants could be connected to the grid by February. Here’s what is coming online and when.

2019-12-10 06:53

27 renewable energy independent power producer projects (REIPPP) are on the verge of completion – with enough power between them to avoid stage 2 load shedding.

Solar industry welcomes IRP, but urges DMR to get details right

2019-10-20 11:59

The SA Photovoltaic Industry Association welcomes the SA government's Integrated Resource Plan, but pointed out that policy document's details needed to be sharpened.

Starbucks is investing in solar farms

2019-04-16 16:44

Starbucks is investing in eight solar farms in Texas.

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.

 

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

2019-12-09 09:30

It is likely that load shedding will be implemented for the rest of this week. Experts have warned that South Africa will struggle with electricity provision for many more years given a myriad of problems at the utility, including shoddy maintenance.

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.

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.

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