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Renewable Energy South Africa

SA Load Shedding: Eskom Turns to Asia for Battery Power

South Africa's public energy utility Eskom has today announced that it has appointed two service providers to begin its battery energy storage project. According to Eskom, the project is focused on alleviating some of the pressure off of South Africa's...

Amazon’s First Solar Project in SA Finally Begins Adding Clean Energy to Grid

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, announced that the first operational solar project it has enabled in South Africa has begun contributing renewable energy to the electricity grid. Located in the Northern Cape, South Africa's largest province,...

4 Things You Should Know About Virtual Power Plants

Virtual power plants (VPP) are a dynamic and rapidly developing technology that is poised to make a significant impact on the future of electricity generation, distribution, and consumption. A VPP is an aggregation of distributed energy resources such as...

Why the Data Centre Industry Needs to Embrace Renewable Energy

While investment in digital infrastructure is certainly a win for economic growth in South Africa and Africa as a whole, as is the investment in new data centres, this vital infrastructure needs substantial amounts of energy to function. In fact,...

South Africa’s First Electric Solar-Powered Buses Are Running in Cape Town

Golden Arrow, a major public transport bus service operator for Cape Town, South Africa, has officially launched two fully electric buses to ferry passengers as of July. The Golden Arrow Bus Service (GABS) has been pushing to reduce the carbon...

New Renewables Offer Energy Security for SA’s Beleaguered Economy

In a bold move last year, the South African government launched an emergency energy procurement plan with a view to relieve the current energy crisis and limit load-shedding. The shortfalls are currently partially alleviated, however at great expense, as there...

South Africa Looks to be Expanding its Nuclear Power Infrastructure

South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has taken another step towards building a new nuclear-power program. On Sunday, the department had issued a request for information for 2500 megawatts of capacity, the ministry says in a statement. Submissions...

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...

European Solar Power Plant to Assist Eskom

Scatec Solar, Norwegian company specializing in photovoltaics (solar electricity), has connected its first solar farm to the South African grid. The new operation adds 86 MW of the 258 MW required in the solar power complex currently operating in...
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SA Elections 2024, Social Media, Polls, Final Countdown

Social Media Social Media is a concern in South Africa's NPE- National Provincial Elections 2024. This is according to the...
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