Posts tagged as Wind

Wind turbine technicians graduate

  Speaking at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre’s (SARETEC) Wind Turbine Service Technician graduation ceremony, which took place on Global Wind Day, 15 June 2017, the South African Wind Energy Association’s (SAWEA’s) CEO, Brenda Martin, addressed graduates and affirmed the relevance of youth development in the future of the Wind energy sector and […]

SA renewable energy success opens doors

  Conco has completed the electrical balance of plant for over nine wind farms and four solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in South Africa including grid connections. This work forms part of the South African government’s renewable energy independent power producer procurement (REIPPP) programme. For bid windows one, two and three, the company secured the electrical […]

Namibia goes for wind power

  WSP, the technical advisor to Diaz Wind Power, working with a joint venture between the United Africa Group and Quantum Power, will build a 44 MW wind farm in Lüderitz. The Diaz Wind Farm will be the country’s first clean energy project and a major step to harness the full potential of wind resources […]

Highest number of RE installations in SA

  Specialist electrical contractor, Brand Engineering, has carried out the highest number of utility-scale solar renewable energy (RE) installations in South Africa. It has become a key construction partner for RE developers, and is responsible for the generation of 360 MW of power for the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme projects and other […]

Building a solar PV farm in Africa

Solar PV project development and construction is well established internationally and particularly so in Europe and America. Africa has caught onto the wave with utility scale projects operational in Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Reunion, Rwanda, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda, with developments ongoing in many other countries. This article discusses the development of […]

Power industry focuses on renewables: Solar PV is the fastest growing

  Increased decentralisation, the need to decarbonise electricity generation, and digitisation to boost operational efficiency are driving market opportunities in the power industry. Continued regulatory support for renewable energy in key markets will see global power investment reach $443,5-billion in 2017. Solar photovoltaic (PV) will be the fastest growing segment, followed by wind power, accounting […]

Using bird-resistant insulators on high-voltage transmission lines

Ararat Wind Farm, Australia’s third largest wind farm, uses enhanced silicone polymer (ESP) insulators on the 132 kV powerline to reduce weight, improve speed of installation and increase span lengths. These insulators are also bird resistant which is critical because the powerline is located in a high bird strike zone. The Ararat wind farm, which […]

Highly critical written responses received by DoE to its Draft IRP 2016

  The Department of Energy (DoE) released a draft update (Draft IRP 2016) to its earlier Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP 2010-2030) in November 2016, and invited comments and input through a public participation process. The deadline for this feedback was 31 March 2017. This review provides a summary of five major submissions made, […]

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