Posts Tagged ‘Renewable Energy’

New map offers visibility of all renewable-energy project applications

A new map detailing the applications for environmental authorisation to build renewable energy projects in South Africa has been released, says research organisation Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) project leader Paul Lochner. “This is the first time that a publically available database of these proposed projects is available in South Africa. It provides a valuable resource for authorities, developers, nongovernmental organisations and other stakeholders,” says Lochner.

Arup renewable-energy projects enter construction phase

Management consultancy firm Arup on Friday said construction had started on a number of the renewable-energy projects in South Africa for which it was acting as lender’s technical adviser or owner’s engineer. The nine photovoltaic and wind projects…

Concerns aired over SA’s capacity to build, operate and maintain renewables facilities

South Africa’s capacity to deliver on the envisaged Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers programme (REIPPP) projects is lacking in light of the requirements for local Independent Power Producers (IPPs), says AEG Power Solutions 3W Power divis…

SA’s renewable energy advantages outlined

At the International Infrastructure & Invest Convention in Johannesburg last month, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) board member Christopher Haw explained that a country’s success in renewable-energy projects depended on …

E Cape varsity says its algae-to-energy research is yielding results

Algae-to-energy research being conducted done at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s institute of chemical technology, InnoVenton, is said to be yielding a bio-crude oil that can be separated into jet fuel as well as other liquid fuels. The…

Eskom, TIA call for ocean-energy innovation bids

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and State-owned power utility Eskom launched an ‘open innovation challenge’ on Friday, through which they hope to stimulate the development of commercially viable ocean-current-energy technologies.

Submission…

Mainstream wind, solar projects worth R5bn advance to next stage

A consortium led by global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power reports that South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) has named three of its wind and solar projects, representing a combined capacity of 230 MW, among the initial 28 t…

SA unveils the names of first 28 preferred renewables bidders

South Africa’s Energy Minister Dipuo Peters has officially disclosed the names of the first 28 renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) preferred bidders, which now have until June 2012 to take their projects to financial closure.

The proje…

Google: Delaying Clean Energy Transition “Only 5 Years Could Leave Trillions on the Table”

Google, a leader of innovation in the digital economy, says that without a private and public focus on innovation in renewables, storage and electric vehicles, the cost of delaying the clean energy economy could be in the trillions of dollars to the U.S. economy. Google released an analysis of the economic impact of clean energy [...]

Pressure exerted by sunbeams harnessed for energy

Green Futures: Innovative design draws on the pressure light exerts as a driving forceThe force is with us, even if it is very small indeed. Scientists have long been aware that radiation of any kind exerts pressure, and light is no exception. In the 1…