Namibia installs clean-powered desalination system

Namibia has inaugurated its first ever fully solar-powered seawater desalination system, moving closer to achieve its efforts in becoming self-sustaining. 
SADC

SA Energy Minister’s decision on SSEG will drive investment, says SAPVIA

The decision by the DoE to approve the deviation from the IRP (2010-2030) is welcomed by SAPVIA and was received positively by the industry alike.
EV market

Recent merger to boost Italian EV charging infrastructure

Building Energy and Zouk Capital have concluded a transaction that will boost public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Italy.
Smart charging

The impact of smart charging for EVs

Smart charging means adapting the charging cycle of EVs to both the conditions of the power system and the needs of vehicle users.

President Ramaphosa urged to establish a new Climate Change portfolio

The Centre for Environmental Rights has written a ltter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to appoint a a new Climate Change portfolio.

ECREEE to run plug and play solar system workshop

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), is organising a regional validation workshop in Senegal this week for the Draft Standards for Electrodomestic Appliances and Regional Standard for Plug and Play Solar Home Systems Kits.
climate change strategy

S.Africa: Climate change strategy open for comment

South Africans have less than 30 days to comment on the country’s National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, which outlines nine strategic interventions.

“Well intentioned” IPP investments MUST have real impact – expert

“Well intentioned” IPP investment in communities not enough; MUST have real impact, says expert at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa 2019.
storage

Greenpeace Africa welcomes move by Energy Minister to boost rooftop solar

Greenpeace Africa supports South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's decision advising NERSA that it can consider granting licences to small-scale embedded generation projects with a combined capacity of 500MW.
Toshiba

SAWEA supports licence for businesses to generate renewable power

SAWEA has come out in support of the recent request by the Department of Energy for NERSA to licence businesses to generate power and feed it into the national grid.

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