Cape hotel wins top energy ranking

  The Three Cities Bantry Bay Suite Hotel occupies the top ranking in the Hotels category of the 2012 National Energy Barometer Survey. Almost 20 years ago heat-pump technology was installed at the Royal Hotel, previously one of the Three Cities Management portfolio hotels, as it recognised the importance of efficient hot water generation long […]

SA wind projects invest R5-billion in local communities

  Collectively, wind farms presently built or in the pipeline will invest over R5-billion of their revenue into socio-economic and enterprise development over the next 20 years. Shareholding of between 5 and 40% in the project companies is allocated to local residents on top of that. This is accompanied by the creation of employment opportunities […]

Company ranked in global top ten

  Atlas Copco has ranked number seven globally in the Newsweek Green Rankings, one of the world’s foremost ranking on corporate sustainability, including environmental impact. The ranking is developed by U.S. magazine Newsweek in partnership with Global Knights Capital. The majority of the data used in the ranking was pulled from Bloomberg’s Professional Service, which […]

Solar PV leads distributed power industry

  The distributed power generation market is set to undergo substantial expansion over the coming years, with its contribution to the global installed power capacity more than doubling from 190 GW in 2013 to approximately 389 GW by 2019, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. Having achieved approximately 92 GW of installed power capacity up […]

Optimised ground-mounted PV installation delivers 8,1 MW

  Solar Frontier has announced that it will work with New Energy for the World (NEW) on an 8,1 MW solar power plant in Banwell, UK. Solar Frontier will provide a complete and optimised package of components, including black CIS solar modules, cabling and inverters. The modules used for this project are expected to deliver […]

Private solar plant feeds into Cape Town’s electricity grid

  The 1,2 MW Black River Park Solar Project, at a 74 000 m2 office park in Observatory, is the first to legally transmit electricity back into Cape Town’s electrical distribution network. The first phase of the project generates 700 kW and has been operating above expectations since August 2013. The second phase will add […]