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Fresnel technology on the up in South Africa

The launch of MTN’s Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant has highlighted the benefits of Fresnel technology. This uses the sun to reflect heat from 242 mirror panels to ultimately create air conditioning for MTN’s data centre, converting heat into...
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SA responsible for majority of Africa’s pollution?

A recent report in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed that South Africa is responsible for the majority of African’s carbon emissions as a result of its coal-intensive energy production. The report notes however, that...
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Pressure promises power

The current status of global energy shortages requires new thinking due to the emphasis on reducing CO2 emissions and growing energy consumption. Recently installed hydroelectric technology has proven to be a huge success for Bloemwater’s head...
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Biogas to power pilot project

The conversion of biogas to power is rapidly growing in stature across the globe. In some countries biogas is used to power vehicles, but the most common application is of biogas-to-electricity. There are numerous environmental benefits of this...

Unlocking conversion potential

Converting biomass to energy has the potential to unlock economic sustainability. The conversion of biomass into an energy form is one of the oldest technologies known to man. Since the beginning of time man collected wood and other organic...

Renewable energy at the forefront of future growth

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters is visiting Abu Dhabi this week to attend the 6th World Future Energy Summit, the Zayed Future Energy Prize Award Ceremony and the third session of the Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency. Now in its sixth...

Is that carbon tax on your plate?

The proverbial axe is falling on ‘business as usual` as every industry in South Africa, from mining to manufacturing to retail, is cringing at the thought of rising energy tariffs and the impending implementation of a carbon tax. Stemming the tide...