Renewable energy: Related news and events


GreenCape was awarded the Top Gender Empowered Company in the Energy and Utilities sector at the prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards last night at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Read more


The City of Cape Town is urging all small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) owners to register their systems. Read more


The Atlantis Renewable Energy Challenge (AREC) is a competition for primary and high school learners to identify local opportunities for products powered by renewable energy. Read more


GreenCape's Energy Programme has been honoured by being chosen as a finalist for the Vision 2030 awards. Read more


The first highly cost-effective solar powered desalination plant in South Africa will be commissioned by the end of October 2018 at Witsand, Hessequa Municipality, Western Cape. Read more


SA Energy Storage 2017 
  26/10/2017     News
A focused conference & exhibition will be held covering policy, regulatory, economic, technology, business & application issues associated with Energy Storage. On 28 & 29 November. Read more


On the 19th of October 2017 the City of Cape Town (CoCT) hosted an energy, water and waste forum. Read more


It has been almost a year and a half since the Robben Island Solar Microgrid project was awarded to SOLA Future Energy. Read more


SOLTRAIN is presenting its second specialised course on "solar heat for industrial application".  The course will focus on the analyses of industrial processes, which are suitable for solar integration. Read more


The 5TH Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2018) will be held from 25 to 27 June 2018 at the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban, South Africa. This is the first time SASEC will be coming to South Africa’s... Read more


SAREBI Renewable Energy & ENERGY Efficiency Enterprise Development Programme in association with the City of Cape Town have opened Call III for their Enterprise Development programme. Read more


The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) will be hosting the next round of the PV Installer Assessment on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 September 2017.    Read more


The Western Cape government have issued a final call for applicants for the Premier's Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA). Read more


The 7th Annual Windaba Conference and Exhibition will take place on 15 & 16 November this year. Africa’s premier Wind Energy Conference will take place under the theme “Windpower: Building Futures”. Read more


The City of Cape Town and SAREBI have made their third call for applications for their Entrepreneurs in Energy Programme. Read more


Invitation to EPCs, ESCOs and solar PV industry players: free info session on PV regulations, the new GreenCard and training initiatives Read more


The City of Cape Town and SAREBI are calling for applications for their Entrepreneurs in Energy Programme. Read more


The Annual Trade and Industry Policies and Strategies (TIPS) Forum was held at the Development Bank of South Africa with this year's theme being Industrialisation and sustainable growth. Read more


GreenCape, on an annual basis, contributes to global efforts to make known possibilities through advances of the green economy. The REN21 Global Renewable Futures Report 2017 is one such example. Read more


GreenCape and Wesgro are recruiting for a Green Economy Investment and Finance Liaison. Read more


Are you a self-motivated, creative and organised bright spark who writes well, learns quickly and is happy to have multiple projects on the go? If so, then this role may... Read more


Wesgro notes US President Donald Trump’s intended withdrawal from the Paris Agreement with regret. Read more


Solar just became safer with the South African PV industry Association's (SAPVIA) photovoltaic (PV) GreenCard. Read more


A two hour workshop / webinar, titled 'The Future of Oil and Gas in South Africa', will take place at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on 7 June 2017 at 17:00. Read more


Around 7000 delegates are in the Western Cape this week for the 17th annual African Utility Week. Read more


The South African Energy journey finds itself at an exciting juncture. Local utilities have the space to look at sustainable energy solutions that will provide a reliable and secure supply... Read more


MSC Academy (Previously Master Artisan Academy South Africa) will be hosting another PV Installer Training sponsored by Enel Green Power. Read more


The Barclays Accelerator is hiring 9 very talented entrepreneurs, designers & developers to join the Associate program for the upcoming program based in Cape Town (May – August 2017). Read more


Applications for the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme of SA (GCIP-SA) are now open and the closing date is 26th April 2017. Read more


Applications are now open for the Thoalana Enterprise Programme. Applications can be submitted online through the SAB website. Read more


We are proud to announce the publication of GreenCape’s 2017 market intelligence reports, covering key green economy sectors: Read more


Realizing local business opportunities through value-add to fruit and vegetable residues, and wastes. Read more


During Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s State of the Province address on 17 February 2017, she highlighted numerous green economy successes.  Some of these have been extracted below and will... Read more


The official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for the Western Cape, Wesgro, are inviting stakeholders to participate in its Export Advancement Programme. Read more


On Thursday the 10th November 2016, Mayor Patricia de Lille and Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee, Freestate of Thuringia, Germany inaugurated the maxx-solar academy in cooperation with SARETEC at the GreenCape offices. 

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The Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) at Stellenbosh University will be hosting a half day workshop on Renewable Energy for industrial process heat in the agri-processing sector. 

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GreenCape participated in the Industry Gives Back campaign, which highlighted careers in the wind energy industry, in this case linked to Atlantis in preparation for the Green Special Economic zone.

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The CSIR Energy Centre has presented its own study to re-optimise the South African power capacity and energy mix from 2016 to 2040.

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Germany hosted a study tour for managers and associates of the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) in early September.

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Municipalities have often expressed concerns about how equitable small scale embedded generation (SSEG) is. As a result, some municipalities have been hesitant to promote the installation of solar PV and other systems.

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The Daily Maverick has done a story on PTiP (Photovoltaic Technology Intellectual Property), a Stellenbosch based company run by Professor Vivian Alberts.

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Innovative green technologies, designed in the Western Cape, will be showcased at the MEC of Economic Opportunities this First Thursday.

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Renewable energy technologies vary, widely, from energy derived from the wind, to that from organic matter to various uses of energy from the sun. 

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The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) at Stellenbosch University is presenting a series of short courses on renewable energy in 2016.  

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In July 2014, the CSIR started a process to streamline its offerings in the energy field through the establishment of an integrated energy research centre.

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CEO Evan Rice explains that not only is renewable energy already happening in South Africa, but it's creating massive headway in the green economy and the move away from fossil fuels.

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AIDC and WWF-SA invite you to experience the power of Renewable Energy. 

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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 ERC is South Africa’s foremost energy research institution working at the intersection of energy and the environment. 

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Mazars is proud to provide you with their latest service line brochure on Renewable Energies. Please share with those in need of audit, tax and advisory services from a service provider who is in touch with the sector. 

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The Centre for Chinese Studies co-hosted the 2013 China / Southern Africa Roundtable Dialogue on Renewable Energy in partnership with WWF RSA and the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies. 

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Check out the latest press release from SolarPlaza

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The Department of Energy has given more information on the outcome of the third bidding round, however, the announcement of the preferred bidders has been postponed.

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Leading blade supplier to the wind industry, LM Wind Power, today confirmed its intentions to expand its manufacturing base to the African continent.

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The US Trade and Development Agency awarded the Green Cape Sector Development Agency, a subsidiary of the provincial Transport and Public Works Department, more than R5-million to evaluate the technical and financial feasibility of a large-scale solar rooftop project. 

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THE SMALL PROJECTS IPP PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME AIMS TO PROCURE 400MW OF ELECTRICITY FROM SMALL RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER PRODUCERS.

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