Posts tagged as Solar

Eskom bemoans the cost of renewable energy

  Eskom says that while it acknowledges the positive role played by the renewable energy programme in the reduction of load shedding to the benefit to the South African economy, the cost of this programme amounted to R9-billion in 2016. Click here to read the CSIR’s response to the claims made by Eskom Click here to […]

CSIR methodology to quantify the fuel-saver effect of new power generators in SA

  This is a response by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to a media statement issued by Eskom on 10 January 2017, which makes reference to a methodology that was developed by the CSIR in 2015 to assess the fuelsaving effect of a new power generator in a constrained power system. Value of a […]

Wind/solar sectors mull Eskom court bid while new energy plan delayed

  The Department of Energy (DoE) has delayed the deadline of the public consultation process regarding its draft energy plans, while the renewable sector is considering going to court to force Eskom’s hand amid the sector’s new build woes. In November 2016, the DoE published the draft Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and the Integrated Resource […]

Analysis: The Draft IRP2016 – lightweight, superficial and downright dangerous…

  Electricity is the biggest energy carrier in South Africa. As such, an up-to-date national Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity is essential for the country’s overall economic and energy planning process for the provision of adequate electricity generation capacity to meet demand for the next 20 to 40 years. While the lead-time for new […]

Donation helps non-profit organisation go green

  SolarWorld, by way of its distribution partner and project implementer Solek, supplied a solar electricity system to the Grootbos Foundation, a non-profit organisation in the Western Cape. The project forms part of the foundation’s aim to reduce its carbon footprint and costs, as well as to conserve the environment. PV manufacturer, SolarWorld, donated the […]

Energy experts back renewables after massive outage

  A South Australian news service reports that renewable energy experts have gathered in South Australia to defend the use of solar and wind power in the aftermath of a state-wide blackout. According to the news service, The Lead, the state of South Australia is still recovering from the electricity outage of 28 September 2016, […]