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Grid access trips up renewable energy sector


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


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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Eskom wind farm hits full capacity at 100MW


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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Muyexe Library & Community Centre

Muyexe village is given its due President Jacob Zuma’s rural development programme is taking shape after he delivered on most of the development projects he promised to the ­people of Muyexe about two years ago. Situated about 40km north-east of

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Dismal Unemployment Numbers for Electrical Engineers


A recent IEEE news article suggests a reduction in the number of electrical engineers in the US workforce: “Electrical engineering jobs went down by 40 000 in the first quarter of the year, with the unemployment rate rising to 6.5

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Surviving Mesothelioma


Often when you hear about mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases, it’s a lawyer on a television commercial asking you to call his 800 number. Seldom do you hear about how and where people contract this deadly disease, or how it affects you personally.

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Steinmetz on Electrical Engineering Education in 1908


If it feels like people have been sounding off on electrical engineering education for years, then perhaps here’s some evidence from over a century ago to confirm this. Charles P. Steinmetz, one of the giants of the field, wrote a

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