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Does investing in solar PV increase the value of your home?

By Staff Writer 19 April 2022

One of their most frequent questions property owners have when looking at renewable and alternative energy is whether investing in a solar installation will increase the value of their home. But the answer is not as simple as an... FULL STORY >

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Common questions about solar power and going off-grid answered

By Industry Contributor 3 February 2022

By Christiaan Hattingh, Managing Director of energy solutions provider, AWPower FULL STORY >

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Johannesburg mall prepares for Solar Christmas with solar power

By Staff Writer 14 December 2021

The lights won’t be going out at one Johannesburg mall this festive season. That’s because Eastgate in the east rand of Johannesburg has installed a solar plant on its roof. FULL STORY >

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Here’s how to to keep your productivity up when the power goes down

By Industry Contributor 11 October 2021

Load shedding is a reality that every South African business needs to manage. The good news is that there are a wide range of affordable backup solutions on the market that can help your business to stay productive when the... FULL STORY >

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Solar power used to enable Learning Labs

By Ryan Noik 24 October 2017

The recent launch of Dell’s Learning Labs in Diepsloot combines renewable energy, community involvement and an innovative approach to bringing technology to disadvantaged areas. FULL STORY >

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Facebook's solar powered Aquila airplane takes to the skies

By Staff Writer 22 July 2016

As part of its initiative to connect people in remote locations to the internet, Facebook's Connectivity Lab completed its first full scale test for the solar powered Aquila airplane. FULL STORY >

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Funding and utility connection – two challenges to the uptake of solar power

By Staff Writer 3 August 2015

Given the current power challenges in South Africa, as well as a growing trend toward solutions for sustainable electricity, solar technology as a source of energy supply has become a hot topic, particularly for... FULL STORY >

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Power that never cuts

By Staff Writer 26 May 2015

In the wake of months of power outages from load shedding, many South Africans are exploring alternative energy sources as a means to keep the lights on. FULL STORY >

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USAID South Africa powered by the sun

By Staff Writer 23 April 2015

Solar4Africa selected Solarcentury in South Africa to deliver the solar project for USAID FULL STORY >

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Solar powered plane attempting first ever round-the-world trip

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 March 2015

Having departed from Abu Dhabi yesterday, the Solar Impulse 2 plane is attempting to travel around the world using only the power of the Sun. FULL STORY >

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Samsung Donates a Solar Powered Internet School to Learners in Mpumalanga

By Staff Writer 3 March 2015

Samsung Electronics South Africa, delivered a Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) to the Chief SW Nhlapho Secondary School in Dundonald, Mpumalanga. FULL STORY >

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The Night Light Solar Candle is an eco-friendly light designed and developed in SA

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 11 June 2014

The Night Light Solar Candle is an cheap, eco-friendly alternative light source, designed and developed in South Africa for impoverished households and poorer communities. FULL STORY >

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SA teams put on a strong showing in 2012 Sasol Solar Challenge

By Hanleigh Daniels 2 October 2012

The 2012 Sasol Solar Challenge has come to an end with the local entrants making SA proud. FULL STORY >

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Sasol Solar Challenge 2012 gets underway

By Hanleigh Daniels 18 September 2012

The Sasol Solar Challenge has begun today from the CSIR in Pretoria. FULL STORY >

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Countdown to Sasol Solar Challenge 2012 begins

By Hanleigh Daniels 4 September 2012

The start of Sasol's Solar Challenge 2012 is almost here. Sasol provides more details around the reasoning behind its involvement in the race. FULL STORY >

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