The Khi Solar One concentrating solar power plant in South Africa.
Solar power technology has huge potential for Africa. But there are some barriers.
Eskom’s pilot wind-farm facility at Klipheuwel. The utility must seriously consider in-house renewable projects.
South Africa's power utility would do well to consider swapping out expensive new coal-powered capability for renewables.
There is a lack of public support for nuclear in South Africa.
South African President Jacob Zuma's efforts to promote his unpopular nuclear project are weakening him politically but he still seems keen to pursue it.
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown citing cost as a reason to stop the last phase of renewables.
Eskom's stand threatens the viability of the entire renewable energy sector in South Africa, something which plays into the hands of those pro coal and nuclear.
Solar provides tremendous opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs.
Africa's energy potential remains under-exploited, the energy entrepreneur is well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the energy sector.
President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan is standing firm against any political pressure.
South Africa's Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, downplayed the topic of energy in his budget speech. There is good that can be taken from this.
An oil rig in Angola. The country could see big reductions in export and revenue from fossil fuels as the world transitions to clean energy.
The end of fossil fuels is approaching fast. But the question remains of what to do with those that remain, waiting to be sold.
South Africa’s new energy plan shows a greater reliance on gas, solar and especially wind power.
South Africa has a new energy plan. Renewable energy in the form of wind, gas and solar feature high on its agenda.
A miner takes a break from sorting through coal at a mine in Vietnam. The country relies heavily on coal imports.
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Vietnam recently cancelled it's plans for the procurement of nuclear energy. There are lessons South Africa can take from this.
South Africa has made promises to decarbonise but is hugely reliable on coal - so this is difficult.
The process of decarbonisation is a complex one for South Africa, as most its power supply comes from coal.
Energy in South Africa did not feature as a major part of the 2016 budget speech – unlike in 2015.
South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan left energy analysts disappointed by not discussing the topic in much detail.
Titanium ore can be used to develop lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors, which can aid South Africa’s energy problems.
South Africa his rich in minerals that, combined with the development of nanotechnology, can be used to help it develop new energy technologies.
A carbon tax could help South Africa increase research and development in more renewable projects.
Research and development is critical if South Africa wants to effectively increase its renewable energy output.
South Africa has installed solar water heaters in low cost housing areas. It should be installing solar PV for energy.
South Africa has been slow to adopt renewable energy sources. One option, which has proved successful elsewhere, would be to install solar photovoltaic panels on rooftops in low-income areas.
South Africa is considering new nuclear power stations to supplement the Koeberg plant near Cape Town.
South Africa has plans to build new power stations despite many calling for no nuclear energy in the country.