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  • Exclusive interview with Jonathan de Magalhães, founder, Ubuntu Energy Solutions Published Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:44:01 +0000
    “Being a part of iPAD Rwanda gives us an opportunity to showcase the value-add that we can provide to this emerging energy market.” Exclusive interview with Jonathan de Magalhães , founder and owner of Ubuntu Energy Solutions, supporting partner at the upcoming iPAD Rwanda Power & Infrastructure Investment Forum, taking place in Kigali from 3-4 […]
  • SA’s Marthinusen & Coutts eyes African industry as seals second deal in DRC Published Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:32:40 +0000
    South African electrical and mechanical services company Marthinusen & Coutts, a division of Actom, has bagged a contract for a second synchronous condenser unit for the state electrical utility Société nationale d’électricité (SNEL) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The new order follows Marthinusen & Coutts rehabilitating an identical 70 MVA synchronous condenser for […]
  • South Africa will add 1.4 million households to grid, says DOE Published Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:24:13 +0000
    South Africa’s Department of Energy has set a target of connecting 1.4 million households to the grid, according to the government’s medium term strategic framework plan despite national utility Eskom requiring government bailouts. A mid-term policy statement from the Treasury said although there had been delays in meeting earlier projections due to “ administrative obstacles such […]
  • Future of grid-scale solar: New system launches in US Published Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:52:56 +0000
    US solar company Enphase Energy has launched a new energy management system that claims to give utilities a higher level of visibility, insight and control over integrating large-scale solar power with the grid . Unveiled at a trade show in Las Vegas this week, the system integrates smart grid intelligence, communications with big data analytics […]
  • Could Tunisian CSP power homes in the UK? Published Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:49:33 +0000
    UK homes could be powered by imported solar energy from North Africa under an ambitious renewable energy initiative, BBC News has learnt. The TuNur project in Tunisia would see 2GW of solar power exported to the UK to power up to 2.5 million households. The consortium of companies involved – British renewables investor Low Carbon, […]
  • South Africa economic woes won’t affect Eskom, says finance minister Published Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:47:15 +0000
    South Africa will see its economic growth prospects decline in 2015 to 1.1 per cent but says an allocation of ZAR20 billion to Eskom through the sale of non-core assets will not impact the budget deficit. In the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement released yesterday, Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene confirmed: “Eskom’s additional borrowing, expected to […]