(Solar) power to the people

2017-06-27 09:11

Since launching in 2011, solar energy company M-KOPA has helped power 500 000 homes in East Africa.

Solar-powered cinema opens in Burkina Faso

2017-02-26 12:48

A solar-powered cinema was unveiled in Burkina Faso ahead of the city's hosting of Africa's top film festival, even as movie theatres on the continent continue to disappear.

Solar company responds to Zuma's SONA pledge on renewable energy

Chairman of Solar Capital, Paschal Phelan, says the president's backing of the renewable energy programme will enable Independent Power Producers to reach their goal of providing 17 800 MW of renewable energy to SA by 2030. Watch.

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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.


3 innovations that could drive energy revolution in Africa

2017-03-24 11:58

A couple of decades ago we witnessed the beginning of Africa’s astounding mobile revolution.

RMB sees the money in financing solar power

2017-02-19 06:44

Savvy investors are eyeing off-grid solar power as a vehicle to earn money and improve property yields.

US utilities seek the sun

2017-02-05 20:55

Falling prices for solar power are leading US electric companies to capture the sun at the same time President Donald Trump has promised to boost coal, drill more fossil fuels and scale back demands that utilities cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

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