Category Archives: Regional News

South Africa launches hydrogen fuel cell power generator

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has officially launched the innovative 2,5 kW hydrogen fuel cell power generator prototype unit at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The generator demonstrates South Africa’s innovative capabilities in the emerging hydrogen … Continue reading

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Count the Savings

My GREEN Home – Count the Savings: The Ngewana family set goals to reduce their electricity use by 40%, their water by 20% and the waste they send to landfill by 75%. They exceeded these goals after just 3 months- … Continue reading

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SA inaugurates first private solar power plant

The Droogfontein solar photovoltaic plant, in the Sol Plaatjie Municipality, is one of the first large solar farms in South Africa built by an independent power producer – Droogfontein Solar Power. Arising from the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer … Continue reading

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Launch of ‘My Green Home’ Challenge in SA

Today the Ngewana family launched their public journey of greening their home and lifestyle. Bulelwa Ngewana, the Mother of the family says: “We’ve always had good intentions, but haven’t been sure about where to start. So we’re taking on the … Continue reading

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Enabling a Green Lifestyle

Launched at the buzzing 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS) in October, the all-electric, best-selling Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV) is already making in-roads in the South African motor industry. Public interest in the Nissan LEAF – the first ever … Continue reading

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Hybrid PV and wind powered Nedbank facility

The Nedbank group has 758 branches across South Africa and about 90% of these are leased, as is the Landsdowne Corner branch. The bank has also looked at fairly small footprint per branch, averaging 385 m2. The decision to run … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs Hit Ghana

Renewable energy feed-in tariffs (FITs) landed in Ghana on September 1 after being approved on August 28 in accordance with the country’s Renewable Energy Act 2011. The approved rates that existed from the previous year that a PPA was signed … Continue reading

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Nissan LEAF to make an EV spring debut in South Africa

Nissan in South Africa is set to create a new kind of stir in the local vehicle market this spring as the Nissan LEAF goes on sale as the country’s first electric vehicle (EV). Epitomising the brand’s slogan of ‘Innovation … Continue reading

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Preparing for winter power outages in SA

3 May 2013 | ESI Africa Seasonal increases in the use of heaters, lighting and air conditioning systems, combined with uncertainty over the continuity of the municipal power supply this winter, are again placing the spotlight firmly on the efficiency … Continue reading

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Sustainable Energy Network of Ghana

“Towards Universal Energy Access: Ghana” and the Launch of the Sustainable Energy Network of Ghana (SENG) The UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network along with African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) will officially Launch the Sustainable Energy Network Ghana (SENG), the … Continue reading

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