Posts tagged as Renewable energy

Considerations for the next generation of concentrating solar power systems

Unlike PV systems, concentrating solar power (CSP) technology captures and stores the sun’s energy in the form of heat, using materials which are low cost and materially stable for decades. This allows CSP with thermal energy storage (TES) to deliver renewable energy while providing important capacity, reliability and stability attributes to the grid, thereby enabling […]

Lightning protection provided for large poultry farm’s solar installation

Lightning and surge protection specialist Dehn Africa was recently involved in an extensive project to provide and protect rooftop solar power to one of South Africa’s largest poultry farms, Chubby Chick, in Potchefstroom. All parties involved worked closely together from design to commissioning, ensuring the installation was comprehensively protected from lightning effects during its lifetime. […]

The advantages of corporate power producer agreements

Baker McKenzie, a specialist global law firm based in Johannesburg, hosted a seminar recently which considered the benefits of corporate power producers’ agreements (PPAs) with independent power producers (IPPs) in South Africa. Principal benefits for corporates include protection from load-shedding, the ever-increasing tariffs, unreliable electricity supply, compliance to clean energy and low emission targets, and […]

US$100-million to help SA achieve its climate targets

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has been granted funding to the value of US$100-million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to establish the Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP).  Embedded generation, under EGIP, is defined as the production of electricity from generation facilities which are connected to the national grid with or without wheeling […]

The minister of energy on the status of electricity generation in South Africa

Following societal and industry concerns regarding what the Department of Energy’s decisions will be  with regard to the latest update to the country’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) following public consultations and the public statements made by the leaders of certain political parties and labour unions, the minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, addressed the media regarding […]

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 […]