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innovative solar subsidy

On its own, it’s just a solar photovoltaic cell

The rapid growth of the solar photovoltaic (PV) market has resulted in more new PV capacity installed in 2017 compared to any other generation...
biomass power plant

SA consortium to create value chains from biomass

The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) has established a biorefinery research consortium (BRC) to create new value chains from waste biomass. The...
smart water solutions

South African research council looks into forest-water relations

With increasing water scarcity challenges globally, the role of trees and forests in the water cycle is at least as important as their role...

South Africa: Bio-energy has a place in the energy mix

South Africa's successful uptake of renewable energy resources has seen operational projects comprising mainly of wind and solar energy, leaving bio-energy in the cold. But...
clean energy

Revolutionist paints research with green hue

Declaring herself a tenacious, dedicated and results-driven personality, Ntombifuthi Ntuli, the CSIR’s head of energy industry research, is well-suited to direct the dialogue needed in these turbulent times, when the so-called 4Ds are marking their mark on the energy sector.

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