Category: Current Activities

‘Project PV GreenCard’ Kick-off workshop – 23 August 2016

Posted on 08/26/16 in Current Activities, Downloads, Rooftop PV, No Comments

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Posted on 07/28/16 in Current Activities, Downloads, Networking Events, No Comments

SAPVIA held its 2nd Networking event for the year at the SARETEC Auditorium, in Cape Town, on Wednesday, 27th July 2016. The event was well supported with just over 80 attendees! SAPVIA’s Chairperson, Davin Chown, welcomed all present and provided an update on the Association’s activities and strategy going forward. Corné van der Westhuizen, Project Development […]

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Backlash over Eskom’s IPP move

Posted on 07/26/16 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

Moeketsi Thobela, Chief Executive of the SA Photovoltaic Industry Association, discusses Eskom’s decision to halt any new supply agreements with private operators.  Click here to view the interview.

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SAPVIA and German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) formalise cooperation

Posted on 07/01/16 in Current Activities, General News, Press Releases, No Comments

SAPVIA and German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) formalise cooperation The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and German Solar Association (Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V. or BSW-Solar) have agreed to cooperate on a number of critical initiatives that are required to support the development of the nascent roof-top PV market segment in South Africa. Click here to view […]

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Roundtable Conversation Series – Economic Development in REIPPPP Supporting sound community trusts – establishment, governance and operations

Posted on 06/17/16 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, No Comments

Supporting sound community trusts- establishment, governance and operations, hosted at the Industrial Development Corporation on the 23rd May 2016. Renewables projects have to comply with socio-economic development (SED) and enterprise development (ED) and also local ownership obligations. The latter requires projects to establish a legal entity representing a beneficiary community. Most projects opt to establish […]

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Roundtable Conversation Series – Economic Development in REIPPPP

Posted on 06/17/16 in Current Activities, Downloads, No Comments

Managing Community Unrest Resulting From Political Lobbying For Municipal Elections 2016, hosted at Mainstream Renewable Power on the 26th April 2016 The purpose of this roundtable conversation was to identify risks resulting from increased tensions within the community due to upcoming municipal elections that may impact on the construction and operations activities of ipps, including […]

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SAPVIA media statement – RE contributes positively to electricity supply economic development

Posted on 05/16/16 in Current Activities, Downloads, General News, Press Releases, No Comments

Renewable energy contributes positively to electricity supply, economic development SAPVIA has read with concern a recent media report[1], attributed to Eskom’s CEO Brian Molefe, about the performance of renewable energy plants in South Africa. If the statements as reported are an accurate representation of the views of the CEO and his advisors, SAPVIA finds those […]

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SAPVIA at the Eastern Cape Sustainable Energy Forum

Posted on 03/14/16 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, No Comments

The Eastern Cape Government held the  EC Provincial Sustainable Energy Forum on Thursday, March 10th, in Stutterheim.  SAPVIA CEO, Moeketsi Thobela was invited to present on Possibilities for Black Industrialists.  The presentation can be downloaded here.      

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SAPVIA Rooftop PV Forum Inaugural Meeting – 17 February 2016

Posted on 02/19/16 in Current Activities, Member News, No Comments

As the uptake in the rooftop PV/embedded generation market is on the increase, SAPVIA had been called upon to take the lead in ensuring the installation of safe and reliable PV installations, as part of its market development activities. On Wednesday, 17th February 2016, SAPVIA in collaboration with SARETEC engaged with members to map the […]

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Tax Alert: Draft Tax Regulations Released

Posted on 08/17/15 in Current Activities, Downloads, General News, No Comments

On 22 July 2015, National Treasury released draft tax legislation for public comment, which aims to implement tax proposals that were announced in the 2015 Budget Speech. Most notably for renewable energy, National Treasury is proposing a 1-year 100% depreciation allowance on embedded PV (from the current 3-year 50/30/20 allowance). KPMG have kindly drafted a […]

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