31/07/2014 - 21:25

Work has officially started at Cennergi’s R3.5-billion Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm, located near Bedford, in the Eastern Cape.

The 138 MW project was among the 19 renewable-energy and seven wind projects selected following the second bid window under the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). It reached financial close in May last year.

25/07/2014 - 11:46

Global wind energy development company Windlab was established in 2003 to commercialise world leading atmospheric modelling and wind energy assessment technology as developed by Australia’s scientific research institute, the CSIRO.

Windlab has been utilising this technology to identify and develop ready to build wind farms which produce significant amounts of renewable energy, at a lesser expense than any other electricity producing alternative.

17/07/2014 - 16:48

South Africa is the place to be right now if you are in the renewable energy sector. Renewable energy, is one of the government projects that is being applauded universally. Windlab Africa’s, Peter Venn, and Kevin James, the Lead Strategist at GCX Africa joined Alec in CNBC Africa’s Cape Town studio, to discuss the groundbreaking advances in South Africa’s renewable energy space.


08/05/2014 - 11:35

The Bungendore farmer hosting wind turbines that Joe Hockey says are utterly offensive is challenging the Treasurer to a bull fight.

Luke Osborne says George, his prized Angus bull, who has lived peacefully under the turbines for years, will travel to Mr Hockey's North Sydney electorate for a match up.

"Yeah, the challenge is out," Mr Osborne said. "If Joe wants to take up the challenge, we will bring George. We are imagining Joe at one end of Miller Street, North Sydney, and George at the other end.

"Perhaps we will get the Governor [of NSW] to start the fight.''