Energy News

EnergyDrive is in Cape Town

The custom-built EnergyDRIVE truck, has arrived in Cape Town, completing the first half of its 3-week wind route journey across the country, having taught thousands of learners about the benefits and uses of renewable energy technologies. [...]

Windaba opens with many African Countries now looking to SA’s REIPPPP

Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association, welcomed the South African and International Wind energy industry to the 7th Annual International Wind Industry conference – Windaba 2017. “The SA Wind power market is [...]

SACS invests in renewable energy

South Africa College High School (SACS) in Cape Town has made a commitment to clean energy by installing a solar system at its Rosedale Boarding House. The solar system was installed by Energy Partners Home Solutions, part [...]

Private solar owners to pay Nersa?

When the amended Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) comes into force, it will regulate the use of small scale electricity generators by requiring registration with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). This is according to Lizel [...]

Renewable energy positively impacting the Eastern Cape

South Africa has excellent coastal wind conditions, so it’s not surprising that the Eastern Cape has the lion’s share of operational wind farms in the country. With twelve power plants scattered across the province from Kouga [...]

Eskom’s requested 20% increase tough for economy to bear

Eskom’s application to the regulator for a 20% tariff hike, plus the prospect of even higher costs as the utility seeks compensation for lower sales in previous years, demonstrates again that its current business model is [...]

Helping improve Grade 4 literacy

In a bid to mitigate what has become known as the ‘fourth grade reading slump’, reading clubs are being piloted across Eastern Cape schools, with funding from the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s Foundation Phase Literacy Programme. [...]

Energy Drive set to educate rural communities

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) will partner with the Durban University of Technology and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and embark on an educational road trip with the EnergyDRIVE. This custom-built [...]

FedEx Express Launches New Solution For Healthcare Industry

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), the world’s largest express transportation company, has introduced new temperature controlled solution, FedEx Cold Shipping, in South Africa, which will further improve the handling of temperature-sensitive shipments. [...]

Khobab wind farm celebrates all turbines in place

Khobab Wind Farm has announced the completion of all 61 wind turbine installations, more than two weeks ahead of schedule, on 8 September 2017. Furthermore, Khobab Wind Farm, together with its adjacent ‘sister’ wind farm, Loeriesfontein [...]