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2016 – Renewable Energy Supplement

The dawn of wind energy in Africa

Wind power is coming of age in Africa and is fast becoming directly competitive with traditional energy sources. Driving down the levelised cost of electricity through wind energy is a key target for Siemens,...
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Renewable Energy Supplement 2016

In this edition of ESI Africa we explore the vast renewable energy resources that Africa can tap into, including wind, hydro and solar technologies, as well as some that have been overlooked for various...

Biogas – South Africa’s great untapped potential

After World War II a British fighter pilot, L. John Fry, settled in South Africa and started a pig farm. In 1957 he built the world’s first commercial anaerobic digester and produced biogas from...
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Renewable energy: what has Africa accomplished thus far?

Besides biomass and wind, which date deep into human history, renewable energy has always been viewed as an alternate power source, but it was only in the 1970s that it took a formidable shape...

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