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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

How to stop load-shedding, fast

COMMENT: The rapid roll-out of small-scale solar power will reduce pressure on the grid and and boost SMME sector

Eskom: South Africa can learn from Australia’s mistakes before it too burns

The current restructuring plan for the state-owned entity won’t solve its problems, but there is a way to make the power utility work successfully

SA energy will still be two-thirds coal in 2030 – Radebe

Radebe and his department were briefing the portfolio committee on energy on the latest IRP, released at the end of August

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

Stuck between solar and theft, municipalities founder on electricity

Local governments are losing income to theft of electricity, unpaid bills and renewable energy.

​Energy fix stares SA in the face

The IEA shows green power can work, but the state is still using its outdated pro-nuclear plan.

4 negative myths about renewable energy debunked

You can’t manage the weatherObservations support this; the sun can hide behind clouds and wind tends to veer between blustery and still in seconds....

Chernobyl – from nuclear ground zero to solar park

Chinese developers are planning to build 1 000-megawatts of solar capacity to the south of Chernobyl, thanks to the exclusion zone around the reactor.

​Save money, save the world with our DIY holiday tips

Looking to get away from the in-laws this holiday? How about a DIY Christmas for a cause?

A sunny outlook: PV panels create huge power savings at Makro’s Carnival store

Makro Carnival — Runner-up: Energy Efficiency And Carbon Management Award

Custom clean-energy containers that can be classrooms, clinics or bathrooms

Grey Green EcoContainer — Winner: Community Renewable Energy Innovations

We’ve captured the power of the sun and the wind, but where on earth will we keep it?

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

Howzit sunshine, smaak the new look

Improvements in solar panel technology mean new plants are changing the renewables landscape.

Earth Day marks a significant climate change milestone

This Earth Day, with the signing of the Paris Agreement, is truly a cause for hope, writes the United States ambassador to South Africa.

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