Eskom grants South Africans three days of electricity access

Here's why Eskom has not needed to implement loadshedding for three consecutive days and why some South African's are still experiencing blackouts.

Renewable energy remains relatively expensive, finds new report

According to a new study by Technavio, the global solar photovoltaic (PV) balance of systems market will post a CAGR of nearly 21% between 2019 and 2023.

Eskom corrects media reports regarding loadshedding

Eskom has responded to media reports regarding allegations that loadshedding is a diversion, referring to the allegations as “a diversion and far from the truth”.

South African energy minister replaces NECSA board

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has announced a new board of directors for the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA).

Regulator gives reasons for approving Eskom’s RCA

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has published the Reasons for Decision documents on Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) applications.
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Malawi makes moves to de-risking renewable energy projects

Malawi has joined a Regional Liquidity Support Facility, an initiative that supports small- and mid-scale renewable energy IPPs reach financial close and to reduce the energy deficit.

World Bank initiative helps start-ups innovate African continent

The IFC, a member of the World Bank, has launched an initiative to accelerate research and development of innovative technologies.
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South Africa: Cape Town school receives solar power unit

A high school in Salt River, Cape Town has received a 3.96kWp solar system, which will enable the school to save the school around R8,200 on its annual electricity bill.

Tanzania: FMO backs $32.5m electrification facility

In Tanzania, an estimated 145,500 households will soon have access to reliable and affordable power through the recent signing of a $32.5 million finance facility.
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S.Africa: 500MW solar cell factory to open in Coega IDZ

Africa’s first solar cell factory has been inaugurated in the Coega Industrial Development Zone of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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