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Businesses and homes can now sell excess energy from their solar systems

February 12 2024 Cape Town has become the first city in South Africa to let residential households earn cash for power from their solar PV generation systems with Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis announcing that the first round of applications is now open until March 8 2024. The initiative forms part of the City’s adopted Energy Strategy […]

Greenovate Awards 2023 property, engineering and proptech winners

December 13 2023 Independent start-up Oelinga has won the first-ever proptech award of the Greenovate Awards, which recognise and reward innovative, sustainable solutions by young talent in the built environment. The University of Cape Town (UCT) won the top prizes in both property and engineering categories at the 2023 Greenovate Awards. Using waste materials for […]

Making light of the myriad of solar energy solutions in SA 

June 11 2023 Rolling blackouts are causing chaos in South Africans’ lives as we are unable to function properly. Living without reliable access to electricity is primitive. We need electricity to be able to feed ourselves and our children. Many jobs require constant access to the Internet. This critical need for reliable electricity distribution means […]