INDUSTRY AND EVENT NEWS 

 

Minister Lynne Brown confirmed as a Keynote for 2017
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Investment Vital To Unlocking Africa’s Untapped Renewable Energy Potential
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Vice-President calls for energy combination towards Africa’s development
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Future Trends for Africa's Power Sector
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Eskom ‘back in business’ for large power users
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South Africa: SONA - Zuma Commits SA to Renewable Energy
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POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa Raises Bar On Expert Insight
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Brian Molefe resigns from Eskom
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Eskom leadership: Koko tipped to succeed Molefe
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POWER-GEN Africa Call for Papers are Open

 

Brown: Africa’s energy shortage ‘alarming’
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The case for nuclear energy in SA
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Eskom finally emerging from the darkness
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Better use of natural resources would address Africa’s power shortfall
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Investment and cooperation in energy will bring growth
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flywheel

Flywheel Technology Recommended for California Self Generation Incentive Program

April 25, 2017

Amber Kinetics last week said that its four-hour discharge duration flywheel storage technology (FES) received a recommendation from California’s Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council for adoption into the state’s Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP).

tesla

Tesla Doubles Its Superchargers With Massive Solar Stations

April 25, 2017

Tesla is going to need more chargers. Lots of them. The company is preparing to launch its $35,000 Model 3 electric car later this year, with plans to make 500,000 EVs in 2018 (up from 76,000 a year ago).

solar

Tax Uncertainty Disrupting Solar Deals

April 25, 2017

Even without any specific tax-reform proposals, President Donald Trump’s pledge to revamp U.S. policies is already affecting the solar industry, and not in a good way.

energy storage

New York to Fund Energy Storage Feasibility Studies, Demonstrations

April 25, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) last week issued a call for papers for energy storage feasibility studies and demonstration projects in New York.

renewable energy

Silicon Valley Power to Fuel Theme Park with Renewable Energy

April 24, 2017

California’s Great America, Santa Clara’s 100-acre amusement park, will cover 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy through Silicon Valley Power's Santa Clara Green Power program.

offshore wind

Where, and When, Will California Get Offshore Wind?

April 24, 2017

Under California’s current trajectory, the state’s first offshore wind farm could be completed in waters near Morro Bay and begin sending power to the grid by 2025, according to Karen Douglas, Commissioner, California Energy Commission.

 

energy storage

San Diego Utility Adds Five Energy Storage Projects to Portfolio

April 24, 2017

California utility San Diego Gas & Electric last week signed contracts for five new four-hour battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. 

 

coal

UK Just Went Without Coal Power for the First Time Since 1880s

April 24, 2017

The U.K. had its first full day without burning coal to make electricity since the Industrial Revolution more than a century ago, according to grid operator National Grid Plc.

solar

London Firm Seals Deal for Right to Purchase 1.8-GW Portfolio of US Solar Projects

April 24, 2017

London-based solar firm VivoPower International last week said that its subsidiary has signed a joint venture agreement that will give it the right to acquire solar projects in a 1.8-GW portfolio to be developed in the U.S. by Innovative Solar Systems.

solar

NRG Completes Solar Farm for Cisco's California Headquarters

April 24, 2017

NRG Energy Inc., the largest independent U.S. power producer, completed a 20-MW solar farm in California that supplies power for Cisco Systems Inc.’s headquarters.