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Mines need to transition to cleaner, more efficient forms of energy

Speaking at a breakfast meeting at the recent Mining Indaba in Cape Town, Nkululeko Buthelezi, the interim chairperson of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), said that South Africa’s economy is energy intensive and since the mining sector is a member of the Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG), it is important that clean […]

Black company makes renewable energy history

A 100% black-owned company has made history in the highly competitive South African renewable energy industry by pioneering and leading the development of a large-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) station that is now supplying electricity to Eskom’s severely constrained national grid. The R11-billion, 100 MW Ilanga CSP1 power station is the first of 92 large-scale […]

Affordable home solar kit

The Voltex Group has launched the Voltex Home Solar kit, a complete solution for electrical contractors wishing to provide efficient domestic installations. It is also an affordable option for the homeowner. The 5 kW VHS kit comes with 15 x 265 Wt solar panels and a 4000 W LiFePO4 battery. Voltex supplies a backboard prewired […]

Solar firm acquires battery company

SolarEdge Technologies has announced that it plans to acquire a major stake in Kokam, a provider of Li-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions. Founded in 1989, Kokam has been manufacturing Li-ion cells and providing reliable, safe, high-performance battery solutions for the past twenty-nine years. Kokam provides battery solutions for a wide-variety of industries, […]

Rural microgrid project improves people’s lives

Communities which reside in rural areas far from existing electrical infrastructure constitute a significant portion of the 600-million people in sub-Saharan Africa who have no access to electricity. These communities are deprived of modern lifestyle improving technologies such as electric light, microwave cooking, radio and television, cellphones and internet access – things most people take […]