Tag Archives: energy sources
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
by Anders Jansson, CEO, Minesto
Anders Jansson is co-founder and CEO of Minesto, an energy technology company in the field of marine energy, with a patented and proven technology (Deep Green) to harvest energy from low velocity tidal and ocean currents. He has eight years of experience from developing and commercialising marine energy technology, both as an entrepreneur and business leader with a background from Chalmers University of Technology. See http://www.minesto.com/.
“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.
OSLO, Norway, April 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Norway and Tanzania have signed an agreement under which Norway will provide NOK 700 million to Tanzania over a four-year period. This funding will be channelled to a rural energy fund in Tanzania that will give people in rural areas access to electricity.
Nigeria Receives Approval for Additional CIF $50 million to Bolster Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Use with AfDB Support
WASHINGTON, February 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) (http://www.afdb.org) has announced an agreement to provide Nigeria with US $50 million to support an African Development Bank-supported program of financial intermediation for renewable energy and energy efficiency through local banks, as part of the country’s national Investment Plan endorsed by the CIF in 2010. The money, being provided under the CIF’s Clean Technology Fund (CTF), is designated to stimulate alternative and efficient ways to generate electricity and to reduce dependence on energy sources which contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions.
Solea Renewables takes a giant leap and completes construction of first off-grid 1MW photovoltaic plant in Southern Africa
The evident need for alternative energy sources is increasingly becoming more of a need than an option according to Solea Renewables.
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.