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Property, solar bodies looking to rooftop solar for energy security

Posted on 04/23/15 in general, General News, Press Releases, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 23 April 2015 The South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) and South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) opening the way for collaboration on the use of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in the commercial and industrial property sectors. The two organisations said in a statement […]

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South Africa’s move to expand private-energy sector ‘game changing’

Posted on 04/23/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 22  April 2015 Boutique advisory company EDPlatform, established in 2012 to support energy developers meet the economic-development requirements of South Africa’s independent power producer (IPP) procurement initiatives, has described recent announcements on the expansion and acceleration of the country’s IPP programmes as “game changing”. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced in mid-April that, […]

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Renewable-energy forum to unpack sector prospects, risks

Posted on 04/23/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News – ONLINE 22 April 2015 On the heels of Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s recent announcement of the preferred bidders under the fourth bidding round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), renewable-energy specialists, energy policymakers and successful bidders will next month gather to discuss key developments in South Africa’s nascent […]

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eThekwini municipality to install solar panels at Moses Mabhida Stadium, other facilities

Posted on 04/22/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 21 April 2015 The eThekwini municipality will invest R8.7-million in placing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, uShaka Marine World, Kings Park swimming pool, the Metro Police headquarters, eThekwini Water and Sanitation’s (EWS’s) customer service block and Loram House, home to Durban’s strategic projects unit. Aluwani Ramulifho, the recently […]

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SunPower breaks ground on 86 MW Prieska solar power plan

Posted on 04/22/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 21 April 2015 Solar panels and systems designer SunPower on Monday started construction on the 86 MW peak Prieska solar power plant in the Northern Cape. The project, which would become operational in 2016, was the third solar power plant to be built by SunPower under the South African government’s Renewable Energy […]

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Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme Bid Window 4 Preferred Bidders’ Announcement 16 April 2015

Posted on 04/20/15 in Current Activities, Downloads, general, General News, No Comments

On 16 April 2015, the Department of Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson led a media briefing, announcing the Bid Window 4 Preferred Bidders’. To view detailed DoE presentation, please click here  

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Energy Minister announces successful fourth round renewable-energy projects

Posted on 04/17/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 16 April 2015 The Department of Energy (DoE) has announced the names of 13 projects that have been accepted in the fourth bidding window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The 13, which would make up 1 121 MW installed capacity on the national grid, were selected from […]

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Joemat-Pettersson announces new energy initiatives

Posted on 04/17/15 in general, General News, No Comments

BDLIVE 16 April 2015 ENERGY Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced a raft of new energy initiatives for the private sector on Thursday, including a large expansion of the renewable energy programme and shortened procurement processes over the next year, designed to speed up the commissioning of new energy capacity. Ms Joemat-Pettersson, who was speaking at a […]

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SA to mop up near-term renewables prospects, ahead of revamped process for 6 300 MW more I

Posted on 04/17/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 16 April 2015 Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced plans to accelerate and expand the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), reporting that she will be seeking the concurrence of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) for an additional 6 300 MW of renewable energy.  Read more here…

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Chinese solar PV supplier hopes to secure big slice of SA’s rooftop market

Posted on 04/10/15 in general, General News, No Comments

Engineering News ONLINE 10 April 2015 Chinese photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer Trina Solar, which initially entered the South African market in 2011 with a focus on the utility-scale projects emerging from the Department of Energy’s renewables programme, reports that it is increasingly turning its attention to the country’s high-potential commercial, industrial and residential rooftop solar […]

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