S.Africa: Central Energy Fund signs 100MW CSP deal

The Central Energy Fund of South Africa and ACWA Power have entered into a cooperation agreement to co-invest in renewable energy projects the first...

Best in biogas bag awards at industry ceremony

On Thursday, 16 awards were presented to global players in anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas for their innovations and best practice. The AD & Biogas...
Gen-X Nelson Mandela

Gen-X Theatre raises hope on Nelson Mandela Day

In honour of Nelson Mandela Day (18 July), South African students have an opportunity to showcase their work and engage with leaders in the...
metering

Bi-directional metering an option to strengthen grid readiness

Bruce Raw, CSO at GreenCape, discusses the future of bi-directional metering in South Africa and the readiness of our grid to incorporate renewable energy...
JinkoSolar

Zambia obtains $50m to advance its renewable energy programme

Facing a serious electricity supply deficit due to recent droughts, Zambia’s government launched the Renewable Energy Feed-in-Tariff (REFiT) policy in 2017 to crowd in...
Hydropower

Hydropower industry gains new tool to assess sustainability

The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, a scoring framework for evaluating hydropower projects, has been updated to examine hydropower’s carbon footprint and resilience to climate...
solar PV projects

CDC and Globeleq invest $66 million to develop solar PV plant...

CDC, a UK government development finance institution, alongside its partner, Globeleq, announced a $66 million debt investment in Malindi Solar Group, to build a...

Diversification of South Africa’s energy supply continues

Standard Bank has closed four projects under the latest round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, (REIPPPP), making it the...

Update: Eskom Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries project

Bushveld Minerals, an integrated primary vanadium producer, has received delivery of the first vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) from UniEnergy Technologies in South Africa. This...
Yackov Dar

How smart grids enable utilities to become better service providers

Yackov Dar, managing director of PCMA, uses the example of smart grid technology enabling utilities to notify customers of an outage ahead of time,...

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