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04/10/2013 - 00:47

The construction of South Africa’s first wind farms in the Eastern Cape will go a long way to turning around the economic fortunes of one of the country’s poorest provinces.

Government’s decision to let the Eastern Cape lead the way in renewable energies is providing a major cash injection for everybody from the Coega Deep Water Harbour, to the rural areas where the turbines are being erected using expensive plant hire equipment.

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04/10/2013 - 00:39

EVEN though everybody agrees South Africa has an energy problem, trying to solve it is a different story.

While some insist on powering ahead with the current mix of dirty dinosaur era coal and cleaner – more dangerous – nuclear energy, others say looking towards nature and using renewables like wind, solar and even sea currents are a better long term option.

26/09/2013 - 17:42

Amongst a competitive field Windlab was named Exporter of the Year in the Infrastructure category at a luncheon hosted by the Chief Minister and Canberra Business council on Thursday, September 26, 2013.

This award category recognises outstanding contributions by an Australian company to an international project or projects involving infrastructure, engineering and construction services and/or products.

06/09/2013 - 16:40

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) analyzed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind facilities in 27 counties across nine U.S. states, yet was unable to uncover any impacts to nearby home property values.

“This is the second of two major studies we have conducted on this topic [the first was published in 2009 – see below], and in both studies [using two different datasets] we find no statistical evidence that operating wind turbines have had any measureable impact on home sales prices,” says Ben Hoen, the lead author of the new report.