Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
WD, Samsung Lead The HDD And SSD Markets
4K Copy Protection Probably Cracked
AMD To Correct GPU Fan Control Issues With New Crimson Drivers
Google Outlines The Gifts We're Searching For This Holiday
Microsoft Launches New Office 365 Enterprise Capabilities, Dynamics CRM 2016 and Introduces PowerApps
BlackBerry is Exiting Asian Country Following Government Pressure
TDK To Buy Semiconductor Factory From Renesas Electronics
Swatch Parners With Visa On Pay-by-the wrist Payments
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Google To Invest $12 million In South African Solar Project

Google has just closed a $12 million USD (103 million Rand) investment in the Jasper Power Project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Upon completion, Jasper will be capable of generating enough electricity to power 30,000 South African homes. The project, developed and funded by SolarReserve, Intikon Energy and the Kensani Group, is also backed by Rand Merchant Bank, the Public Investment Corporation, Development Bank of South Africa and the PEACE Humansrus Trust.

Google said that South Africa has strong resources and supportive policies for renewable energy make it an attractive place to invest.

Back in 2008, South Africa experienced a severe energy shortage. Since then the South African government has been actively supporting the growth of new sources of electricity to power the nation. While today South Africa is primarily dependent on fossil fuels, there?s lots of potential for renewable energy sice the country is blessed with abundant wind and solar resources, and the government has set an ambitious goal of generating 18 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy by 2030 (as a comparison, the entire South African grid is currently 44 GW).

To meet this goal, the South African government has established the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP). Through the program, renewable energy projects compete on the basis of cost and contribution to the local economy to be awarded a contract with Eskom, South Africa?s state-owned energy utility. Jasper and the other projects being developed through the REIPPPP have the potential to transform the South African energy grid.

Jasper will also create approximately 300 construction and 50 permanent jobs in a region as well as providing rural development and education programs and setting aside a portion of total project revenues - amounting to approximately $26 million over the life of the project?for enterprise and socio-economic development.

Google has committed more than $1 billion to renewable energy investments.

Google To Offer Own Version Of HTC One Smartphone        All News        New ASUS PQ321 Monitor Has A 3840 x 2160 IGZO Display
Dell Borard Ugres Shareholders To Support Chairman's Buyout Offer     General Computing News      Windows 8.1 Brings Back 'Start' Button, Better Usability

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google Outlines The Gifts We're Searching For This Holiday
Google Glass Evoluion Could Be A Monocle
Google Plus Overhauled
Next Google Glass Wont's Have Glass
Google Search To Display Facebook Content
Google Maps Lets You Navigate And Search Offline
EU To Probe Google Over Android Mapping Apps
Google Open Sources TensorFlow Machine Learning System
Google Rumored To Design Chips For Android Phones
Google To Add Smart Reply Suggestions To Email Client
Google To Start Drone Package delivery In 2017
Web Traffic Drive Google's Profit

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .