Smart storage means the future is here. Gone are the bulky batteries of old. In are clever grids that allow homes to create and store their own power
Improvements in solar panel technology mean new plants are changing the renewables landscape.
This Earth Day, with the signing of the Paris Agreement, is truly a cause for hope, writes the United States ambassador to South Africa.
The utility is fumbling plans for South Africa to produce more energy, more cheaply, from green sources than from its proposed nuclear build.
There is no trade-off between a lower carbon economy and unemployment and poverty.
A Greenpeace meme that went viral on Facebook depicted South Africa as the third-best solar location globally. But how do you measure and rank that?
Renewable energy is gaining fast in South Africa and may still be the most financially viable way to avoid load-shedding and blackouts.
Heliostats use mirrors to harness power, but storing it is tricky - and the solution is a salty one.
An energy storage plant in Ireland could solve the problem of storing large amounts of solar and wind-generated energy for later use.
Dependence on the utility may fade now that homes can feed solar power back into the grid.
Geyser companies faced ruin over the energy department's failure to handle rebates, but Eskom has moved to keep the factories open.
Scorching heat has put the town on the map as a provider of concentrated solar power, but a pricing error may dampen its potential.
Since 2008 when wet coal led to the country's mines being shut down, it has been clear that the country has been in an energy crisis.
The installation of rooftop photovoltaic panels is on the rise, but South Africa is not as solar-friendly as it could be.
The official plan is to diversify power sources in South Africa by harnessing renewable energy, but the 'hows' still need to be pinned down.
Ken Hall has developed a "candle without a flame" that reduces shack fires and cuts carbon dioxide emissions from paraffin lamps and candles.
Solar-powered classrooms have evolved from an experiment into the next big thing in educational initiatives by IT giants like Samsung and Dell.
Riso Africa is the winner of the Innovation in Renewables Award.
The Jasper power plant by Google will generate sufficient energy for 30 000 homes.