Posts tagged as Renewable energy

Project Pinboard – October 2014

  Mega-Midrand construction projects A massive new development is planned for a 22 km2 site near Midrand. The Hong Kong-listed property development group, Shanghai Zendai, says it will spend R84-billion on Zendai Modderfontein and employ some 200 000 contractors and labourers during construction, which should last about ten years. The master plan includes the development […]

Geospatial solutions for renewable energy

  AAM provides advanced geospatial solutions for the rapidly growing renewable energy sector. To meet the needs of developers, consultants and contractors, the company has established a renewable energy focus group and has to date undertaken numerous projects in the field of wind, solar PV, solar CSP and hydro in Southern Africa and Australia. The […]

European Parliament supports renewable energy projects

  Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have again voted in favour of ambitious climate and energy policy by supporting three binding 2030 targets for renewables, greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency in plenary. According to Stephane Bourgeois from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), the European Parliament has again shown it is the most forward-thinking […]

Bank commits R9,4-billion to first batch of renewable energy projects

Standard Bank has emerged as the leading investor in the first round of the renewable energy independent power producer (REIPP) procurement process, backing a total of 11 wind and solar projects. Standard Bank will provide comprehensive corporate and investment banking services to all its clients, including underwriting R9,4-billion worth of debt, providing interest and currency […]

Go green and cut costs with solar energy from SolarWorld Africa

With millions of South Africans affected every year by electricity price hikes, SolarWorld Africa offers an alternative renewable energy source in the form of solar power for use across residential, commercial and agricultural installations. Homeowners can today pay as little as 65c/kWh for the next 25 years by producing solar power from their own rooftop. […]

Living on the edge

by Mike Rycroft, editor Eskom has managed to pull us through the winter peak without a single unplanned blackout. Well done. But we are still running close to the edge, and failure of any energy sources could put us in the pit. This was achieved at a cost of shutdowns in industry, power by-backs etc., […]

Proposed smart grid stakeholder engagement approach

Information from South African Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) The purpose of this document is to present a model which could facilitate, co-ordinate and integrate the Smart Grid related activities in South Africa. The electricity supply industry in South Africa is confronted with many challenges. Download the PDF document

Pre-feasibility study of wave energy in Saldanha and Western Cape

Information from Oelsner This paper presents a pre-feasibility report for the development of a wave power conversion system, the Stellenbosch Wave Energy Converter (SWEC), that is ideally suited for local conditions at the community of Saldanha in the Western Cape province of South Africa. This document gives an overview of studies made by Oelsner Group […]