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    At the end of October, the last of 365 turbines at the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) Project was fully commissioned and plugged into the national grid, marking the completion of this enormous project that remains Kenya’s largest ever single private investment. Full construction of the 310MW capacity wind farm...

    Gemini Wind Park was officially opened in May 2017 at a public ceremony in Eemshaven, the seaport town located in the North of the Netherlands which served as the onshore base from which the major offshore project was delivered. The inauguration resembled the bookend of eight years of exhaustive work by the team and...

    juwi Renewable Energies South Africa is part of the international juwi group, one of the world’s leading companies in the renewable energy industry. The South African business is one of 15 subsidiaries in countries worldwide, after the original juwi group decided to expand out of its German roots...

  2017 has been a year of progress in the global resources and renewable energy sectors, and myself and the RGN team have taken great pride in documenting this story through our in-depth analysis and wide-ranging spotlights on a host of exciting companies across the industries. Here is...

South Africa’s energy landscape has historically been dominated by heavy-polluting coal-powered electricity. Thanks to an abundance of the black mineral, the largest economy and most developed country on the continent has powered its cities and regions from coal power plants. However, the energy mix is...

Nestled in between two mountain ranges in Northern Kenya sits the world’s largest wind farm, by number of turbines. The Lake Turkana Wind Power project (LTWP), which will power a million Kenyan homes, is set to be completed in July 2017 and is going to have a...

RGN editor Jack Kennedy went to visit the site where the Dolwin3 grid connector is being built in Northern Germany and sat down with Patrick Plas, general manager, HVDC and FACTS, Grid Solutions from GE Power to discuss the impact this technology could have for offshore wind energy...

Australia has the biggest market in the world for residential solar systems. The country has over 1.5 million residential solar systems installed, in some suburbs you will see solar panels on 40 per cent of houses. It is the highest uptake of solar in the world for residences. While Australia is leading the way for residential solar, homeowners face issues ensuring their solar systems work at maximum capacity and efficiency. A recent study by Sunwiz found that over 51 per cent of solar systems in Australia are under performing, this is based on data from Ausgrid showing that from 8000 solar systems 51.8 per cent are not performing to capacity. Solar Analytics has entered the market to rectify these problems with its ground-breaking Smart Monitor technology. 

ACWA Power, one of the world’s leading investor, developer, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power and desalinated water plants, has developed into a leader of solar energy. Based in Saudi Arabia, the firm’s portfolio of renewable energy projects expands across the globe and can be found in Europe, Africa and Asia. The firm’s most recent and award-winning South African venture is the Bokpoort CSP Independent Power Project (IPP) located in the rural town of Groblershoop in the Northern Cape, 900 kilometers west of Johannesburg.  

Helping companies better manage their energy and resource requirements to reduce utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions is what drives CarbonetiX, an Australian Total Energy & Resource Solutions company. Led by its passionate general manager, Randall Vavra, the CarbonetiX mission statement is “to improve our clients’ energy and resource management by utilising our experience and leading-edge technologies to deliver practical, cost effective solutions that enhance environmental performance.”