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Renewables tackle nuclear – R2bn Kouga Wind Farm powers 50 000 houses

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Renewable projects globally and locally are showing nuclear the door. A project, which is shrouded in controversy, however still has the backing of government and parastatals like Eskom, despite the costs, risks and timelines. Some argue it could even bankrupt

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No wind energy in SA without Danish – expert

Cape Town – Without help from the Danish and other key investors, South Africa might not have had a wind energy sector, Karen Breytenbach, head of the Department of Energy’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) office, said at the Windaba on

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Grid access trips up renewable energy sector

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Cape Town – The rules of the renewable energy game in South Africa are not clear anymore because of grid connection challenges, Hein Reyneke, country manager for Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa, told Fin24 at the wind energy sector’s Windaba

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How renewable energy in South Africa is quietly stealing a march on coal

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The howling wind drives the turbines, their blades bent back from the force as they spin in the evening light and send electricity to local villages in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. High up on the top of the turbine, local

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40% Of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Capacity Financed By Standard Bank

November 4th, 2015 by Smiti Mittal South Africa’s landmark Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme has not only helped change the power sector landscape of the country, but has also led to the emergence of the country’s largest bank

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South Africa: Eskom’s Money Woes ‘Threaten Renewable Energy’

By Carin Smith The precarious state of Eskom’s finances threatens to hinder the growth of the renewable energy sector in South Africa, just when it is needed most, Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said

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African Renewable Energy Gains Attention

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The potential for renewable energy development in Africa is experiencing an increase in attention lately as investors and world leaders seek a new clean energy frontier. The continent could become a gold mine for renewable energy due to abundant solar

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South Africa Is Primed for Major Solar Development

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May 20, 2014 By Sherelle Jacobs, International Correspondent Johannesburg, South Africa — South Africa enjoys some of the best sunshine in the world all year round and its electricity is among the most expensive on the planet. The country’s lofty

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SA names bidders for 1 000MW of green power

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Johannesburg – South Africa has named preferred bidders for the fourth round of a series of renewable energy projects, that will add about 1 000MW of power to its ailing grid, industry insiders said on Tuesday. SA is committed to

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Eskom wind farm hits full capacity at 100MW

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Cape Town – The Sere Wind Farm near Vredendal in the Western Cape has achieved its full operational capacity and is producing enough electricity to power 124 000 homes. “Sere is Eskom’s first large-scale renewable energy project, and forms part

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