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.

70 of the largest wind turbines ever seen in Africa will head for the Karoo

2018-10-28 11:02

Green energy company Enel is bringing to Africa some of the largest turbines on the market to power two new wind farms in the Karoo.

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.

Saudi Arabia shortlists 25 bidders for major wind plant

2017-08-29 22:09

Saudi Arabia has invited bids from 25 shortlisted companies to build a 400 megawatt wind power project.

Rosatom pushes into wind energy

2017-01-31 22:26

Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom is joining with a Dutch company to create a wind turbine venture.

Proof that solar, wind, gas - not nuclear - is best for SA

2016-11-03 15:30

The CSIR Energy Centre has presented its own study to re-optimise the South African power capacity and energy mix from 2016 to 2040.

Phasiwe: Independent power producers not a threat to Eskom

2016-10-19 16:26

Eskom does not see the introduction of independent power producers as a threat, spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says, following a complaint by wind power producers.

Bladeless wind turbines – never bet against human ingenuity

2015-12-31 16:05

Alec Hogg takes a look at an amazing Spanish invention. At half the cost of existing turbines, commercialisation of the bladeless wind turbine is planned for mid-2017.

Eskom's money woes 'threaten renewable energy'

2015-11-04 19:30

Eskom's finances threatens to hinder the growth of the renewable energy sector in South Africa, just when it is needed most, warns an industry expert.


SABS hosts important wind energy meeting

2019-05-06 15:38

The SA Bureau of Standards will be hosting delegates of the International Electrotechnical Commission's Technical Committee.

Why SA can't make a massive shift to renewables - yet

2018-10-28 11:00

There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change. But we can't make the shift, yet, writes Hartmut Winkler.

IDC wants to revive Coega wind energy project

2018-01-28 06:00

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is looking for a strategic equity partner to resuscitate a R500 million failed wind energy project at the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth.

Offshore wind costs fall below new nuclear plants in UK

2017-09-11 14:50

The cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms fell sharply in the UK to below the price the next nuclear reactors will charge, making the form of clean energy one of the cheapest ways to supply the grid.

Students certified at SA Renewable Energy Technology Centre

2017-06-19 18:38

Fifteen students trained and certified in the internationally recognised Wind Turbine Service Technician programme have graduated.

Final wind-turbine rule permits 1000s of eagle deaths

2016-12-16 16:39

The Obama administration is finalising a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years - even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.

The hidden costs of renewable energy projects

2016-10-20 12:47

Eskom wants to find a long-term solution to issues raised by the SA Wind Energy Association, says the power utility’s head of generation Matshela Koko.

Eskom abusing its power, says wind industry

2016-10-17 20:22

The wind industry has lodged a complaint with the National Energy Regulator of SA, accusing Eskom of abusing its position to favour its own investment in new power plants.

Grid access trips up renewable energy sector

2015-11-04 22:30

The rules of the renewable energy game in SA are no longer clear due to grid connection challenges, says an IPP developer at Windaba.

No wind energy in SA without Danish - expert

2015-11-04 18:31

Without help from the Danish and other key investors, SA might not have had a wind energy sector, says the head of the Department of Energy's IPP office.

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