South Africa

Cape Town - The SA Renewable Technology Centre (Saretec) took a turn towards completion on Thursday when three large components of the 2.5 megawatt wind turbine were lifted into position on the Sacks Circle boundary of CPUT’s Bellville campus.

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The Renewable Energy Forum South Africa (REFSA) will be taking place this 4-5 March 2014 in Johannesburg. 

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GreenCape and SARETEC would like to congratulate the first class of Wind Turbine Technicians in South Africa. Well done guys! Read more


The newest tender documents for Low Pressure SWH has been released by Eskom. Read more


Solar energy can help South African companies overcome financial implications of future price hikes. Particularly medium-size businesses can benefit. However, in order for sun-generated energy to become mainstream among the South African private sector, the solar industry has to start marketing it as a practical need-to-have solution instead of a green, nice-to-have solution.

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On 21 December 2012, the Department of Energy announced that Bid Window 3 would be postponed until 19 August 2013.

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Check out the latest press release from SolarPlaza

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The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) is leading a project– called ‘My Green Home’- to show the positive impact one family can have by living a more energy efficient and environmentally conscious lifestyle. This will be the journey of a real family who change their home to help change the world.

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Under the British Council Researcher Links scheme we will be holding a bilateral workshop on the above theme in Cape Town, South Africa from the 3th to 6th March 2014, bringing together early career researchers to discuss their work and to build international relationships. http://www.britishcouncil.org/society/science/researcher-links-workshops

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National Treasury published section 12L on 8 November 2013 in Government Gazette No. 37019 which puts into operation deductions of energy efficiency savings in terms of the Income Tax Act of 1962.

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