If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Showers late. Morning clouds. Mild.
Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet.
While electricity intensive industries and businesses are in for some tough days ahead in South Africa, investors could take advantage of their existing renewable energy infrastructure to sell power to Eskom, Fedgroup CEO Grant Field has said.
Private hospital group Netcare generates a huge amount of its own electricity via solar power, but even so it is spending an average of R800,000 per month on diesel during load shedding – and things could get worse, it disclosed on Thursday.
The railway town of Touwsrivier in the Western Cape no longer has a thriving economy - but residents, local government and others aren't taking that lightly.
Necessity is the mother of invention, and where services are not widely available, many small businesses are stepping up to fill the gap, writes Anton Ressel. Meet the new, improved SolarTurtle - a fold-up portable solar energy hub.
Two giant solar farms are part of the global shift away from energy generated from fossil fuels.
A few years ago, we thought that not having electricity in our homes for some parts of the day would become a regular occurrence as then Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona said load shedding was “here to stay”.
Since launching in 2011, solar energy company M-KOPA has helped power 500 000 homes in East Africa.
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.
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.
Solar panels are VAT deductible.
Baby Shark? No, it's Baby Turtle. These portable fold-away solar energy kiosks can be used to charge batteries, access Wi-Fi and be used for other power-related services, even in remote areas - and they're geared to create business opportunities for budding entrepreneurs.
“We would like to thank our customers for their cooperation during the registration process.”
It is also the world’s largest mixed-use integrated solar power-diesel hybrid solution.
As it stands: no exceptions. A single electricity-generating solar panel, or anything else that can generate power, will have to be registered – whether or not it is connected to the national grid.
Load shedding may be behind us, but South Africa’s energy situation leaves much to be desired.
The Redstone Solar Thermal Power Tower will pump enough electricity to power 200,000 households.
A couple of decades ago we witnessed the beginning of Africa’s astounding mobile revolution.
Savvy investors are eyeing off-grid solar power as a vehicle to earn money and improve property yields.
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.
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