Posts tagged as energy

Hybrid energy solutions a global focus for sub-Sarahan Africa

  Having recently returned from the Africa Energy Forum 2017 in Copenhagen, I was amazed at how much momentum there is internationally in the support of renewable energy. There was clearly no shortage of talking points for the approximately 2500 delegates, and it seems clear that independent power producers (IPPs) who were part of the […]

Design for new PV plant ordered

  Phoenix Solar has been awarded an order to design a 39,5 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant near Perth, West Australia, as a partner in a joint venture established for the purpose of this project. The company will also be in charge of the offshore procurement of all vital components. The construction of the three […]

New data shows benefits of renewable energy

  The Renewable Energy Data and Information Service (REDIS) has been updated with new data up until June 2017. REDIS provides project data for 121 renewable energy generators, and now features more than one million hourly electricity production data records from 83 plants in operation, from April 2012 to June 2017. In this REDIS update, […]

Hydropower market forecasts regional growth

  The global hydropower market is set to exceed 1300 GW by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. Rising electricity demand coupled with increasing investment towards sustainable energy will stimulate the global hydropower market size. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), hydroelectric generation accounts for over 80% of the […]

Electricity generation mix: Let’s make SA the ultimate winner

  When it comes to the heated energy debate in South Africa, “blessed are the peacemakers” is surely a principle to be encouraged. We need as many cool heads as we can get. So when Dr. Anthonie Cilliers of North-West University writes that he “object(s) strongly” to article titles which make reference to “war” and […]

SANEA thinking energy workshop: grid resilience

  The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will be hosting its Thinking Energy Workshop: Grid Resilience at the Glenhove Conference Centre in Johannesburg on 31 August 2017. This event will provide an opportunity for delegates and experts to share experiences and gain a better understanding of the grid infrastructure in Southern Africa, while providing […]

Solar PV industry association SAPVIA and EE Publishers reach strategic agreement

  The South Africa Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and EE Publishers, the region’s leading energy and electricity sector publisher, have reached an agreement for EE Publishers’ Energize magazine to be the official publication and voice for SAPVIA in Southern Africa. In addition, EE Publishers’ Vector magazine, which covers electrical installations and contracting, switchgear and drives, […]

SANEA energy rendezvous, Cape Town

  The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will host its next Cape Town-based Energy Rendezvous on 26 July 2017 at 18h00. Addressing the topic “How will my research change the world?”, four post graduate students will present their approach, methodology and status of their research: Mbali Mabaso: Scaling energy systems analysis Durgaprasad Madras Rajaraman […]

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