Month: June 2011

Developers call for sustainable form of renewable energy procurement

Engineering News Online 29 June 2011: Renewable energy industry associations on Wednesday appealed to policy makers to engage with the industry to ensure that a sustainable form of renewable energy pr...Read More

Industry Update: SAPVIA SAWEA and SASTELA appeal to the PPC: 29 June 2011

SAPVIA, SASTELA and SAWEA appeal to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee. Please login to read more...

WWF SA wants clarity on REFIT commitment 28 June 2011: WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) South Africa, the local arm of one of the world’s largest independent conservation organisations, said on Tuesday poor imple...Read More

Nuclear for the Poor, Renewables for the Rich?

28 June 2011: In a debate about the future of energy, the global south wants to spend tens of billions of dollars on nuclear plants while the global north looks to spend hundreds of millions on decent...Read More

Solar Radiation Maps for Download

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Value of Solar Power Far Exceeds the Electricity 24 June 2011: From the ability to reduce peak demand on the transmission and distribution system, hedge against fuel price increases, or enhance grid and environmental sec...Read More

Feed-in tariff for power producers ‘only a guideline’ 27 June 2006: The renewable energy feed-in tariff (REFIT) announced recently by the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) as binding on all independent power producers could no...Read More

Fresh concern that SA is poised to abandon Refit in favour of competitive bidding 23 June 2011: There is fresh concern among potential renewable energy investors that the South African government’s imminent procurement process for the first 1 000 MW of ren...Read More

South Africa: PV Could Be a "Goldmine" if Supported By Government 21 June 2011: A recent report believes South Africa could be the next photovoltaics superstar, if the government implements a strategy supporting the technology. However, the...Read More

Solar's star on rise, but awaits Refit plan 20 June 2011 While the photovoltaic market in SA has been slow to catch on, market players are excited about the prospects for this form of renewable energy and the impact it wi...Read More

Solar industry stands firm that REFIT is best way forward

Solar industry stands firm that REFIT is best way forward June 15, 2011 – Based on reports that the hotly contested price-based competitive bid procurement process is about to be implemented, the Sout...Read More

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