Archive for May, 2017

Demonstrating satellite-based agricultural monitoring benefits in South Africa

  New turnkey earth observation products for agriculture monitoring are the latest addition to open access data to assist the local agriculture sector and aid the global quest for food security. Recently launched in South Africa, Sentinel-2 for Agriculture (Sen2-Agri) is a three-year-long European Space Agency (ESA) funded project that aims to demonstrate the benefits […]

World’s largest PV-diesel hybrid on the cards

  EREN Renewable Energy and Africa Energy Management Platform have been appointed to build a new 15 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant to serve IAMGOLD’s Essakane gold mine in Burkina Faso. Comprising almost 130 000 PV panels, the solar power plant will be added to the existing 55 MW heavy fuel power plant, creating the largest […]

Nuclear energy: the best option for South Africa?

  Eskom appears to be more concerned with building large new nuclear power stations than in signing power purchase agreements with independent power producers which use renewable energy sources. Energize caught up with energy analyst and managing director of EE Publishers, Chris Yelland, and asked his opinion of what generation technologies South Africa should opt […]