desert solar initiative

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.
desert solar initiative

Africa’s desert solar initiative to provide electricity to 250m people

Solar projects under the desert solar initiative, stretching across the Sahel region are expected to connect 250 million people to electricity.
micro-grids

Nigeria: Kaduna State to develop 30MW solar PV plant

Nigeria’s Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, has signed a MoU to build lower-cost, utility-scale solar-electric generating facilities.
sustainable energy

Global sustainable energy policies tripled in past decade

The World Bank’s latest report states that the number of countries with strong policy frameworks for sustainable energy more than tripled – from 17 to 59 – between 2010 and 2017.

Public Enterprises minister denies leave for Eskom executives

Public Enterprises minister, Pravin Gordhan announced that all leave has been cancelled for senior Eskom managers and they will be deployed to power stations.
Climate change impact assessment

Climate targets can save millions of lives, finds WHO

A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found that by meeting the targets set at the Paris Agreement, millions of lives will be saved.

Kenya rolls-out roadmap to achieve universal electricity access by 2022

Kenya in collaboration with World Bank launched an national energy strategy that provides a roadmap to achieving universal electricity access by 2022.
Rwanda

Rwanda signs nuclear deal with Russia

Rwanda and Russia have signed an inter-governmental cooperation agreement on the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes.
BP Energy Outlook 2018

Utilities to rely on advanced IT to manage energy distribution

According to a new study conducted by Navigant Research, utilities will rely on advanced IT systems to manage energy distribution and distributed energy resources.

South Africa: UCT wins big at Greenovate awards

UCT has won the Greenovate Property Award 2018 and the Greenovate Engineering Award 2018, demonstrating leadership in environmentally innovative thinking for the built environment.

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