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Is it Time for South African SME’s to Flick the Switch to Solar?

The economic challenges in South Africa are daunting for most businesses. When coupled with the impact of load-shedding, there are compelling reasons why many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are actively seeking out alternatives to the current reliance on...

You Can Now Rent Solar Power in SA with MetroWatt & Huawei

Johannesburg, South Africa-based renewable energy solution provider MetroWatt is now offering simple hybrid solar and battery-powered solutions for rent from as much as R2,800 ($164.51) a month as part of a new partnership with Huawei. The company says that these...

SA’s Tiger Brands Turns to Solar Energy Amid Load Shedding Crisis

Massive South African manufacturer Tiger Brands says it will soon begin rolling out solar power at its manufacturing sites. This marks a business-wide green energy initiative aligned with the business’ aim to reduce its energy intensity by 30% by...

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...

Vodacom Invests Millions on New Solar-Powered Sites Across SA

One of South Africa's big four telcos, Vodacom has announced the installation of new solar-powered sites in Polokwane, Vereeniging, and Bloemfontein as part of its energy and carbon management strategy and commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. Vodacom,...

USAid & Solarcentury set to reduce reliance on SA power grid

In July 2014, Solarcentury in East Africa secured a contract through Solar4Africa to build Africa’s largest solar carport at Garden City Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The system was connected to the grid in February 2015. Since then, Solarcentury in South...
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