Large scale energy storage test and demonstration facility launched

  Eskom’s Research Testing & Development (RTD) department has established a battery test and demonstration facility at its Research and Innovation Centre in Rosherville. The objective of this facility is to compare different technologies and supplier products under identical conditions and to identify which of these products is suitable for Eskom’s future needs for energy […]

Larger-capacity, three-phase inverter

  SolarEdge is extending its commercial offering with the launch of larger-capacity, three-phase inverters up to 100 kW. The new inverters enable reduced installation time and cost, while also providing smart energy management control. Coordinating PV, storage, and home energy, the company’s residential solution manages and monitors solar energy generation, electricity consumption, energy storage, and device […]

SA renewable energy success opens doors

  Conco has completed the electrical balance of plant for over nine wind farms and four solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in South Africa including grid connections. This work forms part of the South African government’s renewable energy independent power producer procurement (REIPPP) programme. For bid windows one, two and three, the company secured the electrical […]

High-power multicrystalline PV panel launched

  REC has launched three new products based its TwinPeak technologies and again sets new milestones on the multicrystalline platform. The TwinPeak 2S 72 solar panel, which uses the latest technologies to achieve a power output of up to 350 W, sets a new world record in the class of multicrystalline 72-cell panels. With a […]

Supporting solar energy solutions in South Africa

  To assist in the construction of the new Ilanga solar power plant, a concentrating parabolic trough plant with a thermal energy storage system, which will form part of the Karoshoek solar thermal park located near Upington, Kwikspace Modular Buildings recently delivered three 200 m2 mobile office buildings to the project. This follows the company’s […]

Namibia goes for wind power

  WSP, the technical advisor to Diaz Wind Power, working with a joint venture between the United Africa Group and Quantum Power, will build a 44 MW wind farm in Lüderitz. The Diaz Wind Farm will be the country’s first clean energy project and a major step to harness the full potential of wind resources […]

Deep-cycle batteries for solar applications

  Trojan Battery has launched its new line of maintenance-free, true deep-cycle absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries specifically designed for solar and other renewable energy applications. With its non-spillable design, the new batteries enable installers to customise the use and position of the batteries in customer applications, and are certified for non-hazardous shipping. This battery […]

Highest number of RE installations in SA

  Specialist electrical contractor, Brand Engineering, has carried out the highest number of utility-scale solar renewable energy (RE) installations in South Africa. It has become a key construction partner for RE developers, and is responsible for the generation of 360 MW of power for the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme projects and other […]

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 […]

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