Vodacom has installed new solar-powered sites in Polokwane, Vereeniging and Bloemfontein to help reduce its carbon emissions.
The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) has connected the Bakiin Police Station in Baidoa to solar power to ensure uninterrupted electricity to the station and surrounding areas.
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions Business recently commissioned the first ever fully digital high voltage substation on the African continent in Thiès, just outside Dakar in Senegal.
Friends of the Earth Africa launched ‘A Just Recovery Renewable Energy Plan for Africa’ report, which demands a complete shift from current ‘dirty’ energy systems to achieve 100% renewable energy in Africa.
New installed capacity of offshore wind reached 6.1GW in 2020, 14 times higher than 10 years ago says the Global Wind Energy Council in its latest report.
The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, says his department is planning to announce the preferred bidders for the procurement of 2,600MW of renewable energy under Bid Window 5 by the end of October 2021.