To supply only 25% of South Africa’s electrical needs with renewable energy is an exceptionally reasonable task. South Africa has ample capacity for both large scale solar plants and wind-power plants. The challenge lies in impressing this fact in the minds of the policy makers that seems to be stuck in the old ways of [...]
I have never been a big supporter of Eskom building yet another dirty coal fired power plant so I am glad to report that the country will be building two clean energy plants, one 100 MW wind farm and one 100 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant.
Concetrated Solap power
Power utility Eskom [...]
The worlds leading wind power generation countries are looking at ways to shed electricity as wind farms produce too much power. As the amount of electricity generated from wind mills depend on the strength of the wind, the generated electricity fluctuates. This fluctuating is causing utility companies to pay consumers when generation is high.
The view over commercial areas might be in for a facelift. Many warehouse roofs could be the ideal place to generate solar energy. Imagine looking out over a city block of warehouses and seeing the roofs blanketed on solar panels. This is the future for some cities in California.
This article for USA Today.
Clean energy (renewable energy) or coal power smoke stacks.
Renewable energy or Coal???
You decide! What will it be?
In just days, the World Bank will vote on a proposed R29 billion loan to Eskom to build the fourth-largest coal plant in the world — a climate disaster.
At the same [...]
Green power will soon be surging through the Cape Town power grid as the city implements plans to sell green power certificates. This is a great step forward as the city prepares to source 10% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
This exert taken from iafrica.
The City of Cape Town [...]
With it’s only real major drawback of reliability, wind and solar advocates seem to have found a solution that will work – a European Renewable Energy Super grid. This solution should end many reliability arguments around the validity of renewable energy.
This story from CCTV.
One of the main criticisms of renewable energy is [...]
developers have finally been given the green light to generate electricity from the power of the waves and tides around [...]
South Africa has a unique situation that gives the country access to many reliable renewable energy sources. These include wind, solar and tidal and industry is slowly but surly starting to gear up for a greener lifestyle.
These are some of the projects that as on the table already.
Eskom has a 3.2 MW [...]
1. U2 Will Help Raise Money for Turkish Geothermal Plant – The environmentally and socially conscious, and outrageously popular band U2 announced it will not only purchase carbon offsets to balance the carbon footprint of its tour, but has also asked its fans to purchase offsets to balance out the greenhouse gas emissions they produce [...]