Month: July 2011

Notice of recognition to Solaire Direct SA for special contribution to industry

SAPVIA, on behalf of its members, would like to honour Solaire Direct SA with special recognition for the pitoval role they have played in the establishment of SAPVIA. Solaire has made a substantial c...Read More

R100bn investment needed to meet SA’s renewable energy aspirations

Engineering News Online 27 July 2011: Investors and stakeholders needed urgent clarification on the policy mechanism that South Africa would use to support renewable energy, with investment worth R100...Read More

Renewables 2011 Global Status Report

The newly released REN21 Renewables 2011 Global Status Report shows that the renewable energy sector continues to perform well despite continuing economic recession, incentive cuts, and low natural ga...Read More

SA's power no longer cheapest

Business Day Online 29 July 2011: The slide down the rankings as the provider of the cheapest electricity means that SA could be losing a competitive advantage it previously enjoyed. NUS said this was...Read More

Why is REFIT unfit?

Financial Mail Online 28 July 2011: Department of energy deputy director- general Ompi Aphane says the Electricity Regulation Act does not provide the necessary mandate for SA’s national energy regula...Read More

SAPVIA announces support of Solar Power Summit Africa

The Solar Power Summit Africa will be held from 22 – 25 August 2011 at Holiday Inn Sandton in Johannesburg. The event aims to create a platform for solar power professionals to share insights, learn a...Read More

Italy Passes 7,000 MW of Total Installed Solar PV

Renewable Energy World Online 22 July 2011: Italy leaps ahead of both Spain and Japan to become second in world in total solar capacity. The interactive web page Atlasole created by Italy’s Gest...Read More

South African Government Confuses Renewable Energy Developers and Investors

Israel Tech: The blog of the Trade Office in South Africa 26 July 2011: The process of promoting generation of renewable energy in South Africa takes a long time. This is not a surprise, that was the ...Read More

Western Cape mulling policy changes to promote use of solar water heaters

Engineering News Online 26 July 2011: South Africa’s ‘green economy’, which is estimated to be worth R45-billion in the short term, offers significant potential for economic growth and job creation, W...Read More

African renewables market hit by policy shift, revolution

Environmental Finance Online 26 July 2011: Uncertainty over South Africa’s policy on renewable energy is causing wobbles in investor confidence, according to industry and finance experts, while the ef...Read More

SAPVIA 2nd Management Committee Meeting: 10 August 2011

SAPVIA's second Management Committee Meeting took place on the 10th of August in Cape Town. The agenda and minutes for this meeting are available for download here.

Renewables tender should be issued next week – DoE

Engineering News Online 22 July 2011: The long-awaited procurement process for South Africa’s first renewable energy projects should begin next week, Department of Energy (DoE) deputy director-general...Read More

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