Posts tagged as Renewable

No longer the Dark Continent – Africa is open for business!

  “If you have a business and your business does not reach out to Africa, you are presiding over a dying enterprise, and that is not open for negotiation. We see it every day”. This was the message from Victor Kgomoeswane, author of “Africa is open for business” and anchor  for CNBC Africa Business news. […]

Procurement models applied to IPP programmes in South Africa

  The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) is largely viewed as a positive and innovative programme. We need a base-load procurement model that builds on the successes of the REIPPPP and extends these to base-load IPPs. Eskom’s future financial health presents a significant risk to procurement of renewables, thermal base-load and nuclear […]

Asset manager provides R2,5-billion for 500 MW of solar and wind energy projects

South Africa’s energy generation capacity needs to grow by more than 40 000 MW over the next 20 years, twice as much as what is available today. Futuregrowth Asset Management believes that funding renewable energy projects by private sector capital plays a major role in meeting the urgent need for new generation capacity. Renewable energy […]

Photovoltaic solutions provide means to reduce global energy demand

Demand for energy increases constantly, with electricity consumption growing disproportionately  due to demands of industrial and domestic systems. This focuses greater attention on the need for renewable energy resources. Schneider Electric provides complete photovoltaic solutions for installations of any size – ranging from residential rooftops to utility scale photovoltaic farms. The company offers easy-to-install solar […]

Coping with limits for very high penetrations of renewable energy

Information from Cigré In recent years, the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) on electricity power systems across the world has increased considerably. According to most estimates, this development is set to increase even further over the coming decades, and the majority of this increase is expected to be from variable non-synchronous renewable (VNSR) generation. […]