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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...

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...

Africa Energy Indaba 2024 launches the Solar & Wind Indaba

The Continent has vast resource potential in wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal energy and falling costs are increasingly bringing renewables within reach. Renewable energy deployment has grown in the last decade,...

The growing role of renewables in Africa: A catalyst for sustainable development

Africa is experiencing a remarkable shift towards renewable energy sources, signifying a significant leap towards sustainable development. With the potential to address energy access challenges, reduce carbon emissions, and drive economic...

The numbers….don’t add up

The Editor muses NUMBERS from Eskom that it needs 53GW of renewable power over the next ten years, might be quantumly correct, but even if we plump for the biggest capacity wind...

SA will resolve energy challenges, says President Ramaphosa

South Africa will resolve its electricity challenges, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. “Much as we are still dealing with the challenges of load shedding with Eskom, if we look through the tunnel, we...

From the “Bee in my Bonnet” column – Sick of the consequences of wishful...

I’m sure that every thinking person is thoroughly sick and tired of the energy debacle which reached uncharted depths with our recent experience of Stage 6 loadshedding. The experience coincided with the...

Eskom and SARETEC collaborate

ESKOM and the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to formalise the collaboration to develop renewable energy artisan skills in South Africa, to...

TNPA issues RFI for a potential renewable energy project 

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced a Request for Information (RFI), calling on private sector participants to submit project proposals for the introduction of a renewable energy programme at its...

The role of oil analysis in wind turbine reliability

ACCORDING to a new analysis published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), South Africa added 515 MW of new wind capacity in 2020, cementing its wind leadership on the African...

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