Harnessing solar: Your complete guide to renting vs. buying

By Industry Contributor 9 November 2023

By Dylan Schnetler, commercial head for Synapse Ultra at Rubicon FULL STORY >


WSP helps Vedanta

By Staff Writer 3 October 2023

A mining company, along with the aid of WSP, have shown how possible it is to achieve a Net Zero Carbon Rating, and source clean energy for its offices. FULL STORY >


Solar power provider Metrowatt opens first walk-in Solar Centre in Parkhurst

By Staff Writer 31 July 2023

Metrowatt’s Solar Centre allows consumers to interact directly with energy experts, derive optimal savings and access customised alternative energy solutions suited to their unique needs. FULL STORY >


Sun-powered microgrid study launched in Pretoria

By Staff Writer 14 April 2023

The Pecogrid pilot study will examine the viability of the large-scale rollout of microgrid inverter systems in informal communities. FULL STORY >


Huawei launches smart PV solutions for all scenarios of African residential market

By Press Release 15 February 2023

Huawei has launched smart photovoltaic (PV) solutions for all scenarios of the African residential market at the Solar Power Africa Conference 2023 held in Cape Town, South Africa. FULL STORY >


Bridgestone sponsors inaugural solar powered motor race, iLanga Cup

By Press Release 21 July 2022

As a pioneer in energy efficient tyres, Bridgestone Southern Africa is, for the very first time, sponsoring the iLanga Cup, a solar powered car race that takes place today, 21 July at the Red Star Raceway in Delmas, Mpumalanga.... FULL STORY >


Does investing in solar PV increase the value of your home?

By Staff Writer 19 April 2022

One of their most frequent questions property owners have when looking at renewable and alternative energy is whether investing in a solar installation will increase the value of their home. But the answer is not as simple as an... FULL STORY >


Common questions about solar power and going off-grid answered

By Industry Contributor 3 February 2022

By Christiaan Hattingh, Managing Director of energy solutions provider, AWPower FULL STORY >


Johannesburg mall prepares for Solar Christmas with solar power

By Staff Writer 14 December 2021

The lights won’t be going out at one Johannesburg mall this festive season. That’s because Eastgate in the east rand of Johannesburg has installed a solar plant on its roof. FULL STORY >


Here’s how to to keep your productivity up when the power goes down

By Industry Contributor 11 October 2021

Load shedding is a reality that every South African business needs to manage. The good news is that there are a wide range of affordable backup solutions on the market that can help your business to stay productive when the... FULL STORY >


Solar power used to enable Learning Labs

By Ryan Noik 24 October 2017

The recent launch of Dell’s Learning Labs in Diepsloot combines renewable energy, community involvement and an innovative approach to bringing technology to disadvantaged areas. FULL STORY >


Facebook's solar powered Aquila airplane takes to the skies

By Staff Writer 22 July 2016

As part of its initiative to connect people in remote locations to the internet, Facebook's Connectivity Lab completed its first full scale test for the solar powered Aquila airplane. FULL STORY >


Funding and utility connection – two challenges to the uptake of solar power

By Staff Writer 3 August 2015

Given the current power challenges in South Africa, as well as a growing trend toward solutions for sustainable electricity, solar technology as a source of energy supply has become a hot topic, particularly for... FULL STORY >


Power that never cuts

By Staff Writer 26 May 2015

In the wake of months of power outages from load shedding, many South Africans are exploring alternative energy sources as a means to keep the lights on. FULL STORY >


USAID South Africa powered by the sun

By Staff Writer 23 April 2015

Solar4Africa selected Solarcentury in South Africa to deliver the solar project for USAID FULL STORY >

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