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The solar energy market will grow if innovative business models are developed

Southern African suppliers should consider entering into partnerships with financiers to offer off-grid, hybrid and prepaid solutions to customers

Is solar power the answer to Southern Africa’s energy crisis?

Africa’s favourable weather conditions means solar energy uptake could be accelerated with a few nudges in the right direction

Review: ‘Planet of the Humans’ is a mess. You should watch it

The new documentary on the future of our planet, executive produced by Michael Moore, fails on a number of fronts. But believers in green growth could still learn from it.

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

When completed, the Upington solar power complex will provide clean energy for 120 000 households

A monumental challenge

South Africa can transition from coal to renewable energy – if it lays careful plans

Gas prospectors to explore three provinces

In the new Integrated Resource Plan, wind and solar will provide 25 000MW of capacity by 2030

Race towards a brave new world

As the Sasol Solar Challenge races across the nation, questions arise about whether SA is any closer to a solar-powered future

Innovation in construction

Winner: Rammed Earth House

Regulations may dim a solar dawn

Government believes independent power producers need to be limited and controlled

Lighting up Africa

Engineering Research Capacity Development Award by an individual

How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities

The region needs to overcome constraints on financing and infrastructure before it can take advantage of its potential

South Africa, where education creates shared value

Enel Green Power believes that education is one of the fundamental elements for the socioeconomic development of any community

Why South Africa’s power utility should boost its output of in-house renewables

South Africa's power utility would do well to consider swapping out expensive new coal-powered capability for renewables

Water-dwelling organisms show new ways to harvest light for solar tech

Diatoms' tricks may offer new insights that keep solar cell energy running efficiently and robustly throughout their processes

Big boost in jobs in renewable energy sector worldwide with 10-million now employed

But in SA, despite an initial good start, the government has eroded the sector that could provide cheap electricity and thousands of jobs

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