Renewable Energy
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told a local newspaper that construction of the country’s Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant will begin in 2011. The country aims to increase power generation by 1 000 MW with this plant.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told a local newspaper that construction of the country’s Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant will begin in 2011. The country aims to increase power generation by 1 000 MW with this plant.
Friday, 12 November 2010 12:22

Advisors needed for SA’s Refit programme

The Department of Energy (DoE) is to start drafting the documentation to buy power from IPPs (Independent Power Providers) under the renewable energy feed-in-tariff (Refit) programme.
Offgrid specialist Phaesun GmbH in Memmingen, Germany has launched a project to provide rural electrification to Mozambique in the parish of Pessene, approximately 50 kilometres from the capital city, Maputo.
Friday, 12 November 2010 12:18

SA launches wind working package

Minister Dipuo Peters of the Department of Energy launched the wind measurement work package of the South African wind atlas project on 28 September.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 11:23

Oklahoma windfarm uses Siemens

Construction of the 227.5 megawatts (MW) Crossroads wind power project to be built in Dewey County, northwest Oklahoma, USA, approximately 160 km (100 miles) from Oklahoma City, is about to start, with the first wind turbines to be delivered in April 2011. Siemens Energy has secured an order for the supply of 98 wind turbines for this project, and will provide services for turbine service and maintenance for an initial period of 3½ years.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 11:21

Kenya to boost geothermal with US$118-million

The World Bank has given US$330-million to the Kenya Electricity Expansion Project, of which almost US$118-million will be used for geothermal development. The country currently relies heavily on hydropower and the funds will help Kenya to diversify its energy supply and it will increase electricity access to Kenyans in urban, peri-urban and rural areas.
On 2 August, South African mobile telecommunications operator MTN unveiled its ZAR22-million, 2 MW methane-driven trigeneration plant. The plant is the first of its kind on the African continent and it is set to power a new building that houses a test switch centre and data centre in Johannesburg.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 11:15

Far-reaching solar network benefits all

Solar Distributors Africa (SDA), a large national network that provides state-of-the-art solar technology to the industry. SDA recently partnered with an alternative energy consultancy, Optimal Solar Technologies, to provide clean energy solutions for aids orphans at a township in Cape Town. A subsidised solar water heating system, in the form of two 150 litre systems, was installed at Eluthanweni House for aids orphans in Nyanga.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 11:12

Renewable energy centre in West Africa

The UN has opened a regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in Praia, the capital of the West African island nation of Cape Verde. The centre is an agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the project is being supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), as well as the Brazil, Spain, Austria and Cape Verde governments.