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Empowering communities, one turtle at a time

SolarTurtle, a social entrepreneurship initiative that aims to uplift rural communities by providing secure and sustainable solar solutions, is tackling poverty with renewed vigour after winning R10,000 at the Inventors Garage at the 2017 SABC Education SA Innovation Summit. (more…)

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Loeriesfontein Wind Farm achieves momentous health and safety milestone

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm announced that it has achieved over a million hours without a single lost-time-incident as at 31 October 2016, which is a health and safety highlight in this renewable energy project’s construction programme. It is one of the country’s largest wind farms, and considering the sheer scale of the project, the multiple level […]

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Black & Veatch takes on innovative South African waste-to-energy project

Black & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Drakenstein Municipality, near Wellington in the Western Cape. (more…)

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AECOM helps Growthpoint Properties go green

AECOM is actively working with Growthpoint Properties on a range of solar rooftop projects and existing building performance ratings, where low-performance buildings are identified and corrective measures proposed. (more…)

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Hydrogen-based technologies have exciting implications for a more energy-efficient future

Towards an energy-efficient future

With mounting pressure for industries to reduce their carbon emissions, hydrogen is a ‘hot topic’ in both the motor vehicle manufacturing and renewable energy sectors. For Tshwane-based specialised engineering company RTS Africa Engineering, hydrogen-based technologies have exciting implications for a more energy-efficient future. The company is the sole agency for leading global hydrogen technology company […]

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Photovoltaic installation provides significant savings in engineering company

TW Profile Services has been in operation since 1994 and has successfully grown into one of the largest service centres in the laser cutting and profile cutting industry in South Africa, specialising in plasma cutting, guillotine cutting, rolling and bending. “Due to our high electrical consumption, we needed to look at possible solutions and selected […]

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Renewable energy sector keeps the power on

While the headlines are filled with nuclear power proposals, the renewable energy sector is quietly forging ahead and generating growth. Total investments since the Department of Energy (DOE) embarked on its alternative energy sector drive in 2012 now stand at more than R200-billion. (more…)

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KaXu: The clear blue sky

A 100MW solar plant has been officially opened in the Northern Cape, capable of providing clean and sustainable power to approximately 80 000 homes in South Africa. This innovative solar power plant, made possible by the dynamic partnership between Abengoa and state-owned financier, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), together with KaXu Community Trust. It will boost […]

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