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New research by Discovery Green reveals the risks of over-investing in solar

By Larry Claasen DISCOVERY Green, a division of the Discovery group says there is a risk of businesses over- investing in solar power generation. It said in its white paper on renewable energy...

V&A Waterfront signs deal to source 70% of its electricity from wind and solar

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Etana Energy for 43 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable energy a year. The deal means electricity from wind...

Premier assesses Western Cape Government energy interventions

With energy security a major priority of the Western Cape Government (WCG), Premier Alan Winde spent some time this week in Stellenbosch and Saldanha Bay assessing power projects that have been...

Unlocking green hydrogen for sustainable growth

In the pursuit of a cleaner and more sustainable future, the upcoming Hydrogen Forum will embark on hosting engaging discussions aimed at unlocking the potential of green hydrogen. This event, taking place...

Insurance implications of switching to Electric Vehicles

Last week the Minister of Finance announced that producers of electric vehicles in South Africa will be able to claim 150% of qualifying investment spending as an incentive to aid the...

New technologies available to solve Africa’s energy crisis

Africa Energy Indaba to host riveting discussions and showcase technologies covering deployment of energy innovations to bridge continental energy gaps Rapid advancements related to technology have certainly rendered life easier than ever before. However, such progression is driven by...

Quality cables key for solar photoelectric 

The demand for electricity from renewable energy sources has been increasing significantly for years - in order to meet this demand, the generation of electricity through photovoltaics is essential. In this process,...

Saldanha Green Hydrogen wants to pump its excess electricity into the local grid

By Larry Claasen Phelan Green Energy Group, which is developing a R47-billion green hydrogen project in Saldanha Bay is looking at ways to transfer the excess renewable electricity it is generating into...

KPMG says there are $250bn in untapped green investment opportunities in Africa

By Larry Claasen There are nearly $250-billion in untapped green investment opportunities in Africa in areas such as solar, wind, and hydrogen in Africa. This is according to a new KPMG whitepaper, Climate...

Will cost about R40m to get Atlantis SEZ rail line operational

By Larry Claasen The Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is still keen on restarting its rail service.  This follows the SEZ’s rail link with the Port of Cape Town being severed in 2018...

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