Posts tagged as development

Standard for urban resilience in development

Work on a new International Standard for urban resilience, led by the United Nations, has just kicked off, aiming to help local governments build safer and more sustainable urban environments. The new ISO standard for urban resilience is aimed at supporting national and local governments build their capacity to face the new challenges arising from […]

Large-scale South African solar water-heating projects save money and the environment

Industry uses more energy in the form of heat than as electricity, giving South African companies the perfect opportunity to exploit the country’s abundant solar and wind resources to produce power and heat for the re-industrialisation of the country. Speaking at the launch of two of Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative’s (Soltrain’s) […]

Supporting Sudan’s development

To support the country’s development, Siemens has established a local company in Sudan. The company, which specialises in electrification, automation and digitalisation, says Sudan forms part of its key plans for the continent and it has identified electrification as a catalyst to unlock the growth potential that Sudan and East Africa has as a region. […]

SAUPEC2018: The sky’s the limit for power engineers

The 26th South African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) was hosted by the School of Electrical and Information Engineering of the University of the Witwatersrand, in conjunction with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), recently. The event provided a forum for post-graduate students and faculty from the region to present their research work […]

Renewable energy: changing attitudes and changing lives

  About two-hours’ drive along the meandering N2 towards Caledon, passers-by are greeted by nine gigantic 3 MW wind turbines perched on the rolling green hills of the scenic Cape Overberg region, and are indicative of the changing attitudes towards renewable energy. Pierre Potgieter, assistant editor at EE Publishers, is on a week-long tour of […]

Climbing the value chain: renewable energy manufacturing

  Discussing skills development can be a buzzword exercise and often sticky terrain in especially the renewable energy sector, because despite noble intentions and local content policies, most renewable energy jobs in South Africa are at the bottom of the value change, and are semi-skilled and often only temporary. The East London Industrial Development Zone […]