ARTICLES RELATING TO SOLAR POWER

The world will get half its power from wind, solar by 2050

2019-06-19 21:29

Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet.

Investors could coin it selling renewable power to Eskom - Fedgroup boss

2019-04-26 13:04

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.

Load shedding could end up costing Netcare more than R1 million a month

2019-03-28 17:03

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.

How a solar plant is changing the fortunes of a small-town economy

2018-10-14 17:43

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.

Upgraded fold-up solar power hub comes out of its shell

2018-06-28 07:39

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.

China's latest energy megaprojects show that coal is really on the way out

2018-04-21 12:37

Two giant solar farms are part of the global shift away from energy generated from fossil fuels.

Are solar panels worth it?

2018-04-08 06:01

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”.

(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.

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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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Load shedding blues? The Baby Turtle's got your back

2019-04-22 07:45

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.

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.”

Mall of Africa just installed the world's 10th biggest solar roof - here's what it looks like

2018-09-27 11:07

It is also the world’s largest mixed-use integrated solar power-diesel hybrid solution.

Under new draft rules every solar panel on every house – and backup generators too – will have to be registered with the government

2018-05-03 05:23

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.

Harnessing the sun's power to light up rural SA

2018-04-08 06:01

Load shedding may be behind us, but South Africa’s energy situation leaves much to be desired.

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.

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.

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