Doubts on power plan

2017-11-13 13:30

A ground-breaking project to transform Pietermaritzburg’s energy use and infrastructure has won an award nationally, but has also raised eyebrows here.

Epic world solar car race begins in Australia

2017-10-08 20:00

An epic 3 000km solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase new technology has started near Darwin.

Air pollution throws shade on India's solar success

2017-09-03 18:19

Air pollution is diminishing India's capacity to harness power from the sun, experts say, undermining billions being invested in renewables.

SA needs to ditch 'baseloadism' for flexible power generation

2017-08-02 15:51

With the massive reduction in the price of renewable energy over the last five years, a new approach to power generation beyond “baseloadism” is emerging, says Chris Yelland.

Tesla is keen to work with Panasonic on solar energy

2016-10-17 08:41

US electric automaker Tesla says it plans to start working with Japanese electronics company Panasonic on solar energy.

Solar power stored as Kenyan wildlife conservancy goes off-grid – 95% diesel cuts

2016-07-15 20:15

SA firm SolarAfrica has funded, designed and installed a microgrid in Kenya, making it solar with a battery solution for cloudy days and a whopping cut in diesel usage.

Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City

2016-06-11 16:56

A solar-powered aircraft has landed in New York City on the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.

Solar Impulse 2 crew wait out the weather

2016-05-13 17:27

Solar Impulse 2 has made it to Oklahoma on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

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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Think before you place your panels

2016-04-04 11:19

Solar photo-voltaic panels capture the sun’s energy and turn it into electricity that we can use in our homes.


Warning that Cape Town's water outages could cause solar water geysers to 'explode'

2017-10-12 15:58

Water rationing to preselected suburbs by the City of Cape Town could lead to solar water geysers "exploding", an electrical and electronic engineer has warned.

Chris Yelland: Study dispels myth on limits to green energy in SA

2017-09-19 07:48

An engineering study has dispelled the myths on the limits and costs of accommodating significant levels of renewable energy in the SA power grid, explains Chris Yelland.

What will it take to get Eskom to sign renewable energy deals?

2017-08-29 10:13

With yet another renewable energy project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Department of Energy tolerates Eskom’s refusal to sign additional power producer agreements.

China's solar panels under the spotlight

2016-12-23 20:12

China is appealing to the EU to drop anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panels after a recommendation that they be extended for two years.

Solar projects can't save the forest for the trees?

2016-07-24 20:51

Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant is stirring outrage because it requires demolishing 140ha of woodlands.

Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing

2016-06-20 16:49

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is flying over the western Atlantic on one of the most difficult legs of its record-breaking bid to cross the globe using only solar energy. LIVE LINK

Dubai to build 1 000MW solar power plant

2016-06-03 06:49

Dubai has announced plans to build a 1 000MW solar power plant by 2030, the year it aims to turn to renewable energies for 25 % of electricity needs.

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona

2016-05-12 18:11

Solar Impulse 2 has taken off from Phoenix, Arizona en route to Oklahoma, resuming its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel.

Solar Impulse 2 arrives in Arizona

2016-05-03 20:29

An aircraft powered only by sunlight has arrived in a Phoenix suburb after completing the latest leg of its global trip.

Navy solar project on Guam put on hold

2016-02-10 19:45

The US Navy's proposal to lease Guam property for a solar power project has been put on hold.

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