Vodacom Has Spent $200+ Million On Backup Power Since 2020 To Keep Its Network Up During Load-Shedding

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 31 May 2023 16:05:43 +0000

One of South Africa’s leading mobile telecom companies, Vodacom, has spent over R4 billion ($203 million) on backup power solutions such as batteries and generators to keep its network going over the past 3 years in the face of increasing electricity rationing in the country. Vodacom says a further R300 million was spent in the […]

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Applications For Installation Of Solar PV Systems In Cape Town Hit Record Levels

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 30 May 2023 00:35:59 +0000

Cape Town is the first city in South Africa to offer households and businesses cash for their excess rooftop solar power. The City is set to start paying businesses cash for power beginning next month, and residents will be able to start selling power for cash later this year. This follows announcements last year that […]

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EvChaja & BasiGo Collaborate With Kenya Airways To Facilitate An Electric Bus Ride For The Sustainable Flight Challenge

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 16:35:39 +0000

Kenya Airways (KQ) is participating in the second edition of the Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC), an initiative of SkyTeam. The initiative is a friendly competition between SkyTeam member airlines. A Kenyan Airways Boeing 787-800 (B787-8) Dreamliner took off from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol yesterday morning, and was the first Kenya Airways […]

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The First EV Charging Station Connected To Kenya’s New E-Mobility Tariff Has Been Launched

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 15:35:00 +0000

Kenya’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) recently approved new electricity tariffs effective April 1st. As part of this latest tariff review, EPRA introduced a special tariff regime for the electric mobility sector. The new e-mobility tariff has been set at 16 Kenyan shillings for energy consumption up to 15,000 kWh during peak periods and […]

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Hydro, Gas Projects Aim to Bolster Cameroon’s Electricity Supply

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 14:12:08 +0000

A new hydroelectric dam in Cameroon is expected to begin producing power by the end of this year, with commercial operation beginning in 2024, according to an official with the […]

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The Shoprite Group’s Solar Rooftop Installation Program Continues Throughout South Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 23 May 2023 20:35:02 +0000

The Shoprite Group is accelerating the rollout of rooftop solar installations at its sites across South Africa. The Shoprite Group is South Africa’s largest retailer by market capitalization, sales, profit, and number of employees and customers. Shoprite operates in 11 African countries. The Group has more than 2,900 stores across Africa. Some of the Shoprite […]

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Metrotrans East Africa Limited Adds 5 Electric Buses To Its Fleet In Kenya

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 12 May 2023 17:25:38 +0000

Metrotrans Ltd, one of Nairobi’s leading public transport operators, has announced the introduction of 5 electric buses as part of its fleet. Metrotrans is a Nairobi-based Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (Sacco), whose fleet plies Nairobi routes with an aim to promote efficient and sustainable public transportation systems. In Kenya, a lot of Sacco members […]

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South African Retailer Woolworths’ New Fleet Of 41 Electric Delivery Vehicles Now On The Road

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 12 May 2023 04:50:37 +0000

Woolworths, which is popularly known as “Woolies,” has become the first South African retailer to embark on an extensive rollout of electric panel vans to deliver its customers’ online purchases. Woolies is rolling out its vehicle electrification program for its online delivery fleet in partnership with DSV and Everlectric.  This move is part of the […]

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Imports Of Solar Panels & Inverters Surge In South Africa As Power Crisis Grows

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 10 May 2023 18:55:28 +0000

South Africa is going through its worst ever period of electricity rationing. The record levels of load-shedding in 2022 resulted in homes and businesses scrambling to get solar and battery storage solutions to cushion themselves from the incessant power outages. In 2022, there were 3,773 hours of load-shedding. This was the most intensive year of […]

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In Africa — Mini & Microgrids Will Win, Floating Solar Power Arrives

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 10 May 2023 12:44:59 +0000

CleanTechnica-Solar-Panel-Farm-1-scaled watermarkAs Mark Turner wisely pointed out in the comments section under my last article for CleanTechnica about solar mini grids in Africa: “Distributed AND ubiquitous AND lowest-cost. Mini and micro-grids will win.” With this sort of power, African countries can reduce pollution, desalinate sea water, create jobs and hopefully get rid of fossil fueled vehicles. […]

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