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Cape Town welcomes more than 5000 power and water professionals this week as Eskom CE Brian Dames and Minister Edna Molewa address African Utility Week
Under One Per Cent of Clean Energy Technology Patents Filed in Africa, Highlighting Huge Potential for Exploiting Renewable Sources
New technology for harvesting energy from low velocity ocean and tidal currents multiplies the potential for marine energy
“The challenge in South Africa is ensuring that we have the technical skills to match the strong drive to invest in renewable energy.”
Clean Power Africa to showcase top hydro, solar and wind technology“Today’s World Earth Day reminds us all of our need to commit to protecting our environment and increasing renewable energy projects instead of relying on the more traditional power sources is a great way for countries and companies to start making a difference.” This is according to Emma Sayers, the conference producer of the upcoming Clean Power Africa in Cape Town’s CTICC from 14-15 May.
The event will give an exclusive look at hydro, wind and solar projects and opportunities across the African continent, gathering major stakeholders in the clean power energy generation sector looking at feasible solutions to fulfil Africa’s generation capacity needs.
Nigeria Receives Approval for Additional CIF $50 million to Bolster Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Use with AfDB Support
Solea Renewables takes a giant leap and completes construction of first off-grid 1MW photovoltaic plant in Southern Africa
Headline: The time is ripe for biogas investment, says SABIA, ahead of launch at Africa Energy Indaba
The South African Biogas Industry Association (SABIA)will be launched at the Africa Energy Indaba in February 2013 by experts who believe that biogas should no longer be lumped together with other alternative energy sources,but holds enough weight to stand in its own category.
Africa, with all its natural resources, is the ideal location for renewable energy infrastructure investment and development. With potential growth in renewable energy investment set to grow from US $3,6 billion in 2012 to US $57 billion by 2020, the ‘gold rush’ has started. The large volume of foreign direct investment into the South African Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) established by the South African Department of Energy to identify investment opportunities in the electricity sector is evidence of this gold rush.