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Wits ranks among global engineering schools

The global standing of the School of Mining Engineering at Wits University has been boosted by another step up in the QS World University...

Desalination market growth in Africa on the rise, report

A recent study by Frost & Sullivan reveals that the African desalination market is now stabilising and investment in desalination is gaining traction.

SADC region sees 38.7% growth in renewables capacity

The SADC region is realising a considerable increase in the number and quality of its renewable energy and energy efficiency policies.
energy storage market

Tesla to acquire energy solutions innovator

Tesla has entered into a merger agreement with energy solutions provider Maxwell Technologies for a reported $218 million. The...

Uganda: solar irrigation solution enables agricultural benefits

GrowFast, a pay-as-you-go solar irrigation solution has been named the winner of the Uganda renewable energy fund launched by the UN CleanStart...
offshore wind energy

New wind turbine for extreme weather conditions

In efforts to offering innovative solutions in the wind industry, Vestas is introducing the V136-4.2 MW Extreme Climate wind turbine.
global citizen

Global survey reveals stakeholder concerns around 5G adoption

According to a new survey, over 100 global telecommunication companies say the 5G era will commence in 2021, with 88% already confirming...

Energy survey: The gender imperative

GreenCape surveys embracing gender diversity in the energy sector and will host a networking funciton to discuss the results.
desalination plant

Africa’s first sea water solar desalination plant reaches milestone

The plant, located in Witsand, Western Cape Province, has been fully operational since December 2018, solving the water crisis in the area...
battery storage

Ed’s Note | Energy storage to unleash renewable energy

It is through battery innovation for energy storage that renewable energy will finally hold its own in the energy mix and deliver a cleaner energy future.

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