Posts tagged as Renewable

The energy wars are over, and sustainability has won

  South Africa’s unique position in its electricity sector causes a fact not yet universally acknowledged to be increasingly self-evident to us: renewable energy is the way to go. It is cheap, clean and able to support a modern economy. It creates jobs, supports rural development, and is supremely compatible with long term sustainability (which in our […]

South African wind atlas launched

  Speaking at the launch of phase one of the wind atlas for South Africa (WASA) project, the Department of Energy’s Nomawethu Qase said that the report demonstrates that South Africa has sufficient wind resources for it to be a viable source of renewable energy. The event, which was hosted by the Department of Energy in […]

First half of 2015 sees huge cost savings from renewable energy

  A second independent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) found that renewable energy from South Africa’s first wind and solar (photovoltaic) projects created R4-billion more financial benefits to the country than they cost during the first six months of 2015. The full presentation may be downloaded here The study is […]

Renewable energy platform for South Africa

  The International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC), a global platform for the advancement of renewable energy, is coming to South Africa. Hosted by the Department of Energy (DOE) in conjunction with the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), the South African International Renewable Energy […]

Noupoort Wind Farm completes first foundations

  Noupoort Wind Farm, situated within the Umsobomvu local municipality, in the Northern Cape, has completed its first 14 foundations. Employing over 200 local workers, the wind farm finished its first foundation recently, with all 35 foundations due for completion soon. The project, which is being built on an undeveloped site surrounding a small rural […]

Noupoort Wind Farm breaks ground with community support

  On 9 July 2015, a ground-breaking ceremony on the site of the Noupoort Wind Farm was attended by representatives from the community of the surrounding Umsobomvu local municipality, including ward counsellors and the mayor. This Northern Cape project is one of the first to start construction as part of the third round of the […]