Nuclear power won’t be silenced

Nuclear power won’t be silenced

As a believer in the energy mix, the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) has never been opposed to renewables and our official position is that we need all the energy sources at our disposal in order to develop our country, writes the Association’s managing director, Knox Msebenzi. This article first appeared in ESI […]

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Africa: Partnership formulated to accelerate green growth

Africa: Partnership formulated to accelerate green growth

The African Development Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote programmes, projects, joint studies and research activities to accelerate green growth options for African countries.

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Jolywood taps imec to support development of N-type bifacial solar cells

Jolywood taps imec to support development of N-type bifacial solar cells
China-based PV module materials and N-type mono and IBC (Interdigitated Back Contact) bifacial module manufacturer Jolywood is partnering with European research and innovation hub centre, imec to bring to market an industrialized bifacial solar cells with an average front-side conversion efficiency up to 21.9%.
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LONGi Solar’s P-type mono bifacial shingled cell module sets 20.66% efficiency record

LONGi Solar’s P-type mono bifacial shingled cell module sets 20.66% efficiency record
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar, subsidiary of LONGi Green Energy, the leading integrated monocrystalline PV manufacturer has set a new P-type mono bifacial ‘shingled’ cell formatted module conversion efficiency record of 20.66%.
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Clean Energy Leadership Emerging in Washington, DC

Clean Energy Leadership Emerging in Washington, DC
About a month ago, legislators for the District of Columbia introduced a bill that, if passed, could revolutionize how utilities deliver power to customers. The bill is known as the Distributed Energy Resources Authority Act. It would establish an independent body that ensures DC utilities look at non-wires alternatives whenever they propose to spend more than $25M on construction to expand capacity or enhance reliability. The independent body would determine if any of the capacity or reliability requirements could be met with energy efficiency, demand response or distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar and storage.
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Now May Be the Best Time to Give Your Wind Turbine a Makeover

Now May Be the Best Time to Give Your Wind Turbine a Makeover

Wind farm operators can earn an 11 percent rate of return for replacing turbine nacelles, hubs or rotors this year, and that’s even after a key federal tax break was reduced from last year, according to a report Wednesday from the consulting company ICF Inc.


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As Apple, Google and Others Promote Renewables, What Is the Best Way to Evaluate Corporate Energy Leadership?

As Apple, Google and Others Promote Renewables, What Is the Best Way to Evaluate Corporate Energy Leadership?

At 62 percent of U.S. retail electric sales, commercial and industrial electricity consumers can substantially influence the demand for renewable energy and accelerate the pace of electric sector decarbonization.


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Siemens Gamesa Installs Pioneering Energy Storage System in Spain

Siemens Gamesa Installs Pioneering Energy Storage System in Spain

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has installed a redox flow energy storage system for testing at its La Plana research and development (R&D) site near Zaragoza in Spain. 


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Energy Revolution Africa

Energy Revolution Africa

WEDNESDAY, 16 MAY 2018 Solar SOS: Road map for commercial and industrial solar installation 13:00 – 13:30 Due diligence checklist: how to identify the dominant elements to pre-qualify your site for its solar potential Speaker: Nic van der Westhuizen, Project Engineer, Tritec Energy, South Africa 13:30 – 14:00 Quality and risk mitigation of material selection, […]

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Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub

TUESDAY, 15 MAY 2018 Social Innovation: The Driving Force of Social Change 12:00-12:15 Social change: How cultural and community insight can help us innovate the future we want Chairperson: Alex Densmore, Founder, Activation Energy, South Africa 12:15-14:15 An interactive showcase: Presentations and demonstrations by innovators and entrepreneus whose transfer and adaptation of technologies tackle water […]

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