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Renewables-heavy mix is South Africa’s cheapest option, yet another study confirms

By: Terence Creamer     1st December 2017 A new, independently produced techno-economic model of South Africa’s cost-optimal power generation mix in 2040 outlines a system where 69% of the electrical energy is produced from onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) generators, supported by batteries and gas-fired generators. Conducted by... 

Wind, solar can supply bulk of South Africa’s power at least cost, CSIR model shows 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd August 2016 The dramatic fall in the cost of supplying power from wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) plants has moved the global electricity supply industry beyond a critical “tipping point”, which leading energy scientist Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz says is irreversibly altering the operating model, with... 

Renewable energy punted as a viable option as load-shedding bites

By: Zandile Mavuso     15th May 2015 The availability of a reliable electricity supply is crucial to ensuring uninterrupted production in the mining industry, which accounts for about 18% of South Africa’s gross domestic product. However, State-owned power utility Eskom has had to implement load-shedding in an effort to regulate the... 

Renewable energy punted as a viable option as load-shedding bites

By: Zandile Mavuso     15th May 2015 With the South African mining industry contributing about 18% to the country’s gross domestic product, available and reliable electricity supply remains crucial in ensuring uninterrupted mining production. 

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