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SAPVIA 2016/7 AGM

Posted on 04/21/17 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

SAPVIA concluded its most recent Annual General Meeting, on the 19th April 2017.  Elections for Manco positions as well as for Chairperson were held at said AGM, as we bid  a fond farewell to 3 of the original Founder Members and longstanding Manco members, namely, Ryan Hammond, Mike Levington and Chris Haw. The SAPVIA Annual […]

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SAPVIA CEO shares our industry’s views on: Renewables, coal and nuclear

Posted on 04/05/17 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

Looking at future energy mix, is it either nuclear or renewables, do you see them coexisting? Click here to listen to what our CEO, Mike Levington has to say!

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(CSIR) Formal comments on the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Update Assumptions, Base Case and Observations 2016

Posted on 04/04/17 in Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

by Jarrad G. Wright1 , Tobias Bischof-Niemz2 , Joanne Calitz3 , Crescent Mushwana4 , Robbie van Heerden5 , Mamahloko Senatla6 , 31 March 2017 1 JWright@csir.co.za 2 TBischofNiemz@csir.co.za 3 JRCalitz@csir.co.za 4 CMushwana@csir.co.za 5 RPvHeerden@csir.co.za 6 MSenatla@csir.co.za Click here to download the full document.  

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Sapvia reiterates call for ‘least-cost’ approach as IRP, IEP public comment deadline looms

Posted on 03/31/17 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News  – ONLINE As the deadline for public comment on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) 2016 approaches, the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) has reiterated its call for the use of the “least-cost” approach in South Africa’s future energy mix.  Read more here…

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Tshwane to ‘buy back’ electricity with new solar power programme

Posted on 03/24/17 in general, General News, No Comments

The Citizen 24 March 2017 The Embedded Power Generation essentially allows small power generation by residents or small businesses for their own use. The City of Tshwane announced its flagship policy on Embedded Power Generation (EPG), which is aimed to promote small-scale solar power generation by residents. Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday, executive […]

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Media Statement: SAPVIA makes solar safer with new quality assurance standard

Posted on 03/16/17 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, Press Releases, No Comments

SAPVIA makes solar safer with new quality assurance standard Installing solar panels on your roof will soon be even safer thanks to the introduction of a new industry standard known as the PV GreenCard. Fifteen representatives from tertiary learning institutions around the country attended the first “Inform the Trainer” workshop at the South African Renewable […]

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Energy Storage Technologies and Market Opportunities Presentation

Posted on 03/03/17 in Current Activities, general, General News, No Comments

Following the completion of the South Africa Energy Storage Technol o gy and Market Assessment, Parsons will present findings from the assessment focusing on key technologies in the energy storage sector. The presentation will feature business opportunities for U.S. companies in South Africa and other emerging markets. For full details, please click here…

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Adjustment to RE IPP contingent liabilities in the Budget Review welcomed by SAPVIA

Posted on 02/23/17 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, Press Releases, No Comments

SAPVIA MEDIA STATEMENT For immediate release. SAPVIA welcomes the work done by Treasury over the last few months around the recalculation of the contingent liabilities attributed to renewable energy IPPs which has been misrepresented to the public by Eskom. The renewable energy industry has engaged with Treasury officials over the last few months on this […]

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IPP programme identified as imperative for boosting investment

Posted on 02/23/17 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 22 February 2017 Eskom’s delay in signing power purchase agreements with renewable energyindependent power producers (IPPs) whose bids were approved by the Department of Energy could result in manufacturers going out of business, National Treasury warned in its 2017 Budget Review.  Read more here…

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CSIR presentation to PCE: Electricity Scenarios for South Africa

Posted on 02/23/17 in Downloads, general, General News, Parliamentary Meetings, No Comments

The CSIR delivered a presentation to the Portifolio Committe on Energy on Tuesday, 21 February 2017.  The presentation can be dowloaded here    

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