South Africa’s DMRE Signs Off On Africa’s Largest Hybrid Energy Project

The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has selected renewable energy development firm Oya Energy as one of the preferred bidders that will develop Africa’s largest hybrid energy project. Located near Matjiesfontein, the facility will combine solar photovoltaic (PV), wind and lithium-ion battery storage to produce 128 MW of power per year, and […]

What you need to know about insuring solar PV panels

Author – George Jennings As the construction industry evolves and adapts to trends and innovation, so must the underwriters supporting the industry. However, before we talk shop let’s discuss solar and photovoltaic energy panels. Solar technology is used to transform solar energy into thermal energy and can be divided in to two categories: concentrating solar-thermal […]

Solar micro-grid with 1 MW/4 MWh of vanadium redox flow storage in South Africa

Spanish renewable energy company Abengoa will deploy a 3.5 MW solar micro-grid at a vanadium mining site operated by Bushveld Minerals in South Africa. The storage system will be provided by Austria-based storage specialist Enerox Holdings Limited. Abengoa will deploy a 3.5 MW solar micro-grid linked to a 1 MW/4 MWh vanadium redox flow storage […]

Role of SAPVIA

SAPVIA is the representative voice of the solar PV industry in South Africa. Driven by its values of consistency, cohesion and collaboration, the association’s vision is to ensure solar PV is the electricity generation technology of choice in South Africa and the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, in support of the country’s socio-economic development targets. SAPVIA […]

The Perfect Storm

Keynote speaker Prof LJ Grobler, feels that the time is right for the “perfect storm” as the right combination of factors have come together for the Energy Efficiency Industry to take off. Grobler went on to describe some of these factors which included the fact that climate change is no longer a matter of debate, […]

South Africa lines up 2.6GW renewable energy procurement round

South Africa’s government will issue a request for proposals in the coming weeks for 2.6GW of additional solar and wind capacity, it has been announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Citing figures from state utility Eskom, Ramaphosa said that without additional capacity, there will be an electricity supply shortfall of between 4GW and 6GW over the […]

Gold Fields granted approval for 40 MW solar plant at South Deep.

The solar plant will satisfy about 20% of the South Deep mine’s electricity needs. Gold Fields said regulators approved its plan to build a 40 megawatt solar power plant at its remaining mine in South Africa. The solar plant will satisfy about 20% of the South Deep mine’s electricity needs and help curb operational losses […]

Solar Monitoring Software

Intelligent Customised Coding is an IT company committed to creating excellent connections between people and technology. ICC develops software and other innovative technologies for the renewable energy and home automation market. We can provide customised solutions to meet specific customer needs. Solar systems have taken off at a rapid pace, with a need in the […]

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