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Exploring floating solar, a first for Cape Town municipality

Given that vacant land in the city is very expensive and rooftop solar PV systems are relatively small, Cape Town aims to explore floating solar PV systems for large-scale solar PV installations.

Seychelles island resort to run on 90% solar energy

With tourism being the number one economic driver of the island, followed by agriculture, Desroches is home to a branch of the Four Seasons resorts chain which consumes almost half of the electricity generated by the solar farm.

Leading global companies join forces on solar energy project

DHL Global Forwarding and TotalEnergies have signed a contract that will see the two giants join forces on a solar energy project. Over 14,000MWh of electricity will be produced per year on eight sites.

Desert to Power initiative a step closer to lighting up the Sahel

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved an investment of $150 million in to the African Development Bank Desert to Power G5 Financing Facility. The initiative is expected to lead to substantial CO2 emission reductions.

Hybrid energy has role to play in SA energy mix

Energy experts at this year’s Windaba conference predict that our future energy mix is likely to include dispatchable power in the form of hybrid systems.

Company seeks project engineer in the renewable energy sector

An independent power producer based in Southern Africa is looking for a project engineer that will monitor the effective and efficient running of energy facilities and ensure compliance to contractual agreements, regulations, legislation as well as company policies and procedures.

Home appliance company to power production with solar energy

Appliance manufacturer Electrolux South Africa has embarked on a journey to exit the national electricity grid and move to renewable solar energy.

A step towards carbon neutrality for Limpopo mine

Anglo American Platinum has announced preferred suppliers to build a solar PV plant at its Limpopo mine in a move towards carbon neutrality,

Renewables, storage deployment focus for IFC in Burkina Faso

The IFC and the Burkina Faso government will help speed up the energy transition through the deployment of renewables and energy storage.

Zimbabwe exploring new power supply deals with neighbouring countries

Zimbabwe has been plagued with recent electricity troubles and in a bid to increase supply the country is in negotiations with Zambia and Mozambique. If agreed upon, the country will import an additional 280MW from the two countries.  

Rehabilitating gold mines to create pumped hydro storage

Thyssenkrupp Uhde Arica and Wismut GmbH will do a pre-feasibility study into a renewable underground pumped hydroelectric energy storage (RUPHES) project with a South African mining company.

Low-carbon projects receive support from Climate Finance Accelerator

The Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa has announced 13 innovative low-carbon projects that it will support to access finance from investors following a call for proposals that attracted 120 applications.