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The Dance of Nuclear, Coal, & Renewables in South Africa

May 25th, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Regular CleanTechnica readers should know that Elon Musk was born in South Africa and only left for Canada when he finished high school. Does Tesla have a presence in his birth country? As far as I know, there is one Tesla employee who is promoting battery storage, which is sorely needed in a country with frequent blackouts. South Africa, as a former British colony, is a right-hand drive country and Musk has said that Tesla would open a store and begin sending Model3s there by the end of this year. There are many wealthy people in South Africa, and with Musk having “hero” status there, it ought to be a good market for Tesla cars, potentially the biggest in Africa


Xtra Solar News

March 31st, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

Accumulating more solar news in a week this time, instead of 3 months, I’ll supplement the headlines and links with short [&hellip


South Africa 2nd Round Renewable Energy Auction: 19 Awards Totaling 1.044 GW

May 23rd, 2012 | by Andrew

It's been a long time in the works, but South Africa's renewable energy drive is on much firmer ground with the award of contracts to develop 19 new renewable energy projects. Valued at more than $3 billion, the projects will result in the construction of manufacturing facilities and the creation of more than 7,000 green jobs. That's in addition to all the CO2, greenhouse gases, pollution and environmental degradation that will be avoided.



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