SAPVIA Press Statement: SAPVIA launches bold 5-Point Plan for solar industrialization at Energy Indaba

07 December 2017 SAPVIA launches bold 5-Point Plan for solar industrialization at Energy Indaba The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has announced a bold 5- Point Plan for the solar PV industry to drive industrialisation, create jobs, and contribute to economic growth. Speaking today at the Energy Indaba held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, SAPVIA Chairperson, Davin Chown, said that solar energy is an untapped resource and can be utilised in ways that can deliver economic benefits across the depth and breadth of our country. “South Africa boasts an abundance of solar energy and is regarded as having some of the best solar resources globally all year round. It is an underexploited and underutilized indigenous resource with significant carbon reduction, water saving a...

On the eve of Chinese Black Friday, Chinese Government Issues Plan to Commercialize Energy Trading Market

On Nov 10th the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China and National Energy Administration (NEA) issued the “Pilot Plan for Wholesale Distributed Generation Electricity Market”- outlining its plan to open free trading of electricity in China.

Half-cell technology to rise and shine in subsidy-less solar business climate

JinkoSolar Achieves world record P-type mono PERC cell efficiency of 23.45% - breaking the world record cell efficiency of 22.78% that it set only a month ago in October.

Successful Inauguration of Robben Island Solar Project with Canadian Solar Modules

Cape Town, South Africa: Canadian Solar is the proud supplier of 0.5 MW of Solar PV Modules to the iconic project site on Robben Island. SOLA Future Energy the EPC partner of the Department of Tourism, has designed and constructed a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island using (CS6U-M-340 W) Canadian Solar Modules on site. Today the official inauguration has been taking place on Robben Island with Dr. Shawn Qu (Chairman, President and CEO Canadian Solar) invited as guest by SOLA Future Energy and the Department of Tourism of South Africa. The solar PV farm consists of 1960 Canadian Solar (CS6U-M-340 W) mono-crystalline modules with a total of 666.4 kW power supply. Robben Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has an energy usage profile that comprises residential needs, desalination...

JinkoSolar Breaks Multiple World Records of Silicon Solar Cell and Module Technology

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar photovoltaic industry, today announced that it has broken multiple solar technology world records. In an attempt independently verified by the Chinese Academy of Science Testing Laboratory, JinkoSolar broke the existing world record by achieving conversion efficiency of 22.78% on P-type monocrystalline PERC solar cells.

Invitation to PVPS Task 13’s WEBINAR: Assessment of Photovoltaic Module Failures in the Field – 16 October 2017

The Renewable Energy Centre of Research & Development (RECORD) invites you to participate in the next IEA PVPS Task 13 Webinar taking place on 16 October 2017, and hosted by Fernando Nuno, PVPS ExCo Copper Alliance. We hope you shall join in, as well as inform your colleagues about it. The webinar PVPS06 is announced at the following link – please click on the link to register: WEBINAR COURSE (in real time):  Assessment of Photovoltaic Module Failures in the Field Speakers:  Ulrike Jahn (TÜV) and Gernot Oreski (PCCL) 16 Oct 2017 @ 15:00 CEST (check your local time) Duration: 1h This Webinar will present the current status and predictive ability for the power loss of PV modules for specific failure modes. The team describes PV module ...

Valsa Trading Introduces Aluminium PV Solar Carport

Aluminium PV Solar Carport Valsa Trading is pleased to announce the completion of their Aluminium Cantilever Carport design following a successful installation of this design in Midrand. The Aluminium Carport solutions are flexible, offering both single and double parking bays, various roof tilt settings and many other options. Valsa Trading offer a range of different Aluminium PV Solar Carport solutions to their clients, ranging from thrir new Cantilever Carport to standard Aluminium Carports and also applications for roof tops and domestic applications – all of which are maintenance free and built from quality material engineered to last. Rubber Seal for Waterproof PV Solar Carport Valsa Trading is introducing a rubber seal for waterproofing existing and new PV Solar carports. This rubbe...

SAPVIA Launches Green Economy subcommittee

The first five years of SAPVIA’s existence has focused on the embedding of solar PV into the fabric of South Africa’s electricity sector, ostensibly through the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement (REIPPP) process. SAPVIA started in 2010 with six founding members, all who were solar PV development companies, however, in the intervening six years, the association has grown to over 180 members, involved in all aspects of the renewable energy food chain. Over the same period, we have seen solar prices drop to become one of the cheapest generation technologies, but in a country like South Africa which has prospered on the traditional base load complex of coal, gas, nuclear and pump storage, PV is already cheaper than new coal and nuclear, and likely to become cheaper than Eskom’s “old coal and nu...

Update on Phase I REDZs and Power Corridor Gazetting

Update on Phase I REDZs and Power Corridor Gazetting REDZs SEA PHASE 2_Environmental Considerations REDZs SEA PHASE 2_ERGPSC25072017 REDZs SEA PHASE 2_Socio-Economic considerations REDZs SEA PHASE 2_Technical considerations

SAPVIA Networking Event: 27 July 2017 – Protea Hotel Balalaika, Johannesburg

SAPVIA held its 2nd Networking event for the year at the Protea Hotel Balalaika, in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Thursday, 27 July 2017. By all accounts, the event was well received and attended. SAPVIA’s Vice-Chair, Wido Schnabel, welcomed all present and provided an update on the Association’s recent activities. The event theme was Finance & Risk Solutions for the SA Rooftop PV Market, with presentations from Duncan Abel, Nedbank Principal: Embedded Generation Corporate and Investment Banking [Finance – Overview of funding for rooftop Solar PV Projects] and Wessel Wessels, Renewable Energy Entrepreneur [Risk – Insights into Solar PV offerings from the Insurance Industry] respectively. SAPVIA’s Programme Manager, Niveshen Govender, provided an update on the progress of our PV Green...

Announcement: SAPVIA signs partnership with EE Publishers

SAPVIA is pleased to announce that it has partnered with EE Publishers which means that Energize magazine will now be used as the “Official Journal of SAPVIA”. Through this partnership SAPVIA has also gained access to the Vector publication targeted at electrical contractors to promote the newly launched PV GreenCard programme.  As part of the agreement each SAPVIA member will receive a hard copy of this publication and will be notified via email when online publications are available for ease of use. The partnership has been structured to benefit SAPVIA members while promoting the best Solar PV has to offer in the South African market. The content submitted to ENERGIZE will include SAPVIA and its member information, success stories, features on socio-economic and enterprise development, a...

JinkoSolar’s PV Modules are 100% Sustain A Doubled IEC Anti-PID Standard

Jinko Solar is the first PV module solution vendor to guarantee the capability of double IEC 62804 anti-PID standard for all of its PV modules.

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