Posts tagged as solar power

Go green and cut costs with solar energy from SolarWorld Africa

With millions of South Africans affected every year by electricity price hikes, SolarWorld Africa offers an alternative renewable energy source in the form of solar power for use across residential, commercial and agricultural installations. Homeowners can today pay as little as 65c/kWh for the next 25 years by producing solar power from their own rooftop. […]

School students to make living from solar

High school students – 18 girls and 18 boys – were given insights into how to make their living from the solar industry when they attended a winter school at the Wilberforce Community College (WCC) in Evaton, Gauteng, from June 25 to 13 July 2012. While living on the WCC campus for three weeks, the […]

Preferred bidder status for 18 MW solar projects

Solairedirect Southern Africa, a subsidiary of French solar power operator Solairedirect, has won coveted preferred bidder status for two solar photovoltaic projects in South Africa. South African Energy Minister Dipuo Peters announced that 19 projects – out of 79 bidders – had been named as preferred bidders in the second phase of government’s Renewable Energy […]

a long walk to greendom

by Irvan Damon, SESSA Ambassador A great degree of previous uncertainty over South Africa’s renewable energy procurement programme has made many international players shaky about investing in the sector. However, this situation was resolved recently when the South African National Energy Regulator (NERSA) concurred with the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) proposal to abandon the renewable […]

Pilot project to provide remote Vietnamese communities with electricity

Despite Vietnam’s highly developed national power grid accessible to most of its population, nearly two million inhabitants still do not have access to power. This is the case, for example, of Village 61 in Quang Binh province, a mountainous region in central Vietnam. Before the Schneider Electric initiative, the remote village’s roughly 150 residents had […]