Entries by Dominic Wills

A reflection on South Africa’s energy landscape in 2018

South Africa’s renewable energy sector received a new lease on life in 2018, after years of uncertainty and lack of movement. With the Ramaphosa government signing nearly R56 billion worth in contracts with 27 independent renewable energy producers during 2018, the way forward, notwithstanding legislative and business challenges, is looking much brighter. Significant progress has […]

5 ways solar PV can optimise your industrial electricity usage

Inexpensive electricity is the foundation of a globally competitive manufacturing sector and healthy local manufacturing or industrial businesses. In South Africa, electricity prices have increased by an average of 16% per year for the past decade, squeezing an already fragile industrial sector and resulting in less than 1% annual growth in manufacturing output since 2010. […]