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US Invests $316-Million in Ghana’s Energy Infrastructure

With the inauguration of the Kasoa Bulk Supply Point (BSP) today, the United States has completed its nearly six-year $316 million investment in Ghana’s energy infrastructure, supporting more reliable power for hundreds of thousands of schools, hospitals, offices, and...

$1.1-Million Foreign Investment Boosts Solar Energy Manufacturing in South Africa

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) reports that it has welcomed the investment decision by Italian-based firm Enertronica Santerno to expand its manufacturing activities in South Africa. SAPVIA is the industry body representing solar PV (photovoltaics) in South Africa. The...

South African Emergency Powership Deal Scrapped Due to Environmental Concerns

Karpowership has been refused environmental approvals for three gas-to-power projects in South Africa. Approvals were blocked by the country's Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment for reasons including that it did not comply with public participation rules. The Turkish company...

Are Alternative Fuels the Key to Relieving South Africa’s Energy Pressures?

South Africa remains in a dire energy crisis with utility costs having increased by 17% most recently and with the local provider desperately needing an additional 5 000 megawatts of generating capacity. And, if we consider that almost 77%...

New Device Uses Shadows to Generate Electricity

In an interesting twist in emerging technologies and the energy sector, a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has created a device called the Shadow-Effect Energy Generator. The device is able to create an electrical...

South Africa to Build 12 New Wind Farms to Replace Coal Stations by 2030

The 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) puts aside increased allocations for wind power in the coming years – which will result in the renewable energy source becoming a greater part of the country’s energy grid. Plans for the construction...
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Features of the New Solar Community Hub in Newlands

Dell Technologies in partnership with Computer Aid International, CDW, and Small Projects Foundation, has launched a new Solar...
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