The programme is the largest on the African continent for the procurement of renewable energy and resource efficiency for public facilities.
Wind and solar energy grew to a record 12 per cent of global electricity generation in 2022, according to a new report by Ember.
Evidence shows an additional 5 GW of renewable capacity could all but end load shedding and its associated socio-economic damage.
To address the power and climate crises, massive investments in transmission infrastructure and renewables are needed over the coming years.
While fossil fuel prices soar, solar is the solution to affordable energy security, job creation and sustainable economic growth.
South Africa’s car manufacturing industry can remain a key contributor to the economy if it pivots to electric as soon as possible.
Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular. Here are the upfront and ongoing costs to expect if you make the shift.
Lower running and maintenance costs mean EV ownership can prove an excellent investment, particularly as more affordable models become available.
Renewable energy investment could go a long way to filling the gaps caused by retiring coal-fired power plants and would reduce the need for load shedding.
Running an electric car saves money long term, and it also means being less vulnerable to temporary price spikes and shortages of petrol and diesel.
Mpumalanga province is not typically known for wind and solar generation, but there are major advantages to encroaching on coal country.
Our fossil fuel energy system comes at a massive cost. Climate change is causing extreme temperatures, drought and catastrophic flooding.
While waiting for government measures to be implemented, many businesses are taking control of their own energy security through investment in solar.
Experts say that hydrogen is one answer to South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions problem.
South Africa’s Low Emission Development Strategy 2050 is the country’s most recent emissions reductions plan.
With the roll out of solar panels globally, solar energy is increasing in popularity as an alternative, renewable source of energy. In South Africa, this is no different.
South Africa suffers from crippling power outages, locally known as load shedding. In the first three months of 2021, load shedding occurred for 650 hours.
The Independent Power Producers (IPP) procurement programme is part of the South African government’s answer to its energy generation shortage.
Solar power is a clean, renewable source of energy that does not emit greenhouse gases. Photovoltaic technology (PV) is a type of solar energy.
Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned electricity provider, is under severe strain. In July 2021, Eskom’s debt stood at about R400 billion.