SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

Shell Canada's JT Steenkamp is leading a project to research the extraction of vanadium from the oilsands to create large utility-scale electricity storage for renewable energy projects. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)
Efficiency Energy Energy Storage Enviroment
by Kyle Bakx · CBC News Researchers are extracting vanadium from the oilsands and using it to build batteries Originally from South Africa, JT Steenkamp doesn’t usually enjoy brisk Canadian winter weather, ...
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Energy Enviroment Solar Solar Projects
by EBR Writer A consortium of SolarReserve and ACWA Power has signed a power purchasing agreement (PPA) with South Africa’s public electric utility company Eskom for the 100MW ...
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Events Markets & Policies
ANTALYA (Turkey): India on Sunday nudged the G20 to ensure finances and technology worth $100 billion are made available for countries to pursue clean energy during their development, ...
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Africa Energy
Grid Optimization Markets & Policies Solar Projects
The continent of Africa is shockingly short of electricity. Nearly 600 million people are without electricity altogether, while electricity consumption in Spain exceeds that of all of Sub-Saharan ...
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ESA
Solar Solar Projects
Teachers and students from rural schools in South Africa and Italy are benefiting from an ESA-supported project that enriches education through satcoms. Twelve schools with 6500 students in ...
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energy tariffs
Markets & Policies
Electricity cost is critical to developing an electricity industry and has been a contentious issue in Sub-Saharan Africa. Electricity price has not reflected the true cost of generation ...
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Eskom Blackouts
Markets & Policies
Tesla Motors Inc.’s chief technology officer said South Africa could be a “huge market” for battery storage as rolling blackouts cut power in the continent’s most-industrialized economy. The country ...
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Jinko Solar
Markets & Policies
Chinese solar company JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd said it would supply 115 megawatts (MW) of solar panels to two projects in South Africa as it makes inroads into ...
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Rapid growth
Efficiency Markets & Policies
This year South Africa installed more than 800 MW of capacity that had been awarded in the two first rounds of tenders held previously in 2011 and 2012. The addition of ...
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Stakeholders involved with the development of the RustMo1 solar farm project give thumbs up. Pictured in the centre is Energy Minister Dipuo Peters. The farm is the first independent power producer in South Africa to supply power to the Eskom grid. May 28, 2013.
Grid Optimization
South Africa’s natural resources are abundant. With some of the best wind and solar conditions around the globe, South Africa is fast becoming one of the key producers of renewable ...
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