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Power Africa draws major investment

Two out of three sub-Saharan Africans (600 million people) lack access to electricity. In June 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama announced Power Africa — an initiative to double the number of people with access to power in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since...

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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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...