Month: August 2011

SA’s power prices approach affordability ‘tipping point’

Engineering News Online 29 August 2011: South Africa’s electricity prices, which have more or less doubled from an average real level of 25c/kWh in 2008 to the current level of 50 c/kWh, were approach...Read More

Lessons Learned: Italy's Solar Rise and the Path Ahead

Renewable Energy World Online 29 August 2011: Two years ago, solar was little more than a romantic notion in Italy. There was a total of about 1 gigawatt of capacity that had been installed over the p...Read More

SAPVIA's 1st networking event: 8 September 2011

SAPVIA held it’s first networking event on Thursday the 8th of September in Cape Town at the trendy Upper Eastside Hotel. Rainer Nowak, renewable energy specialist at Webber Wentzel presented on...Read More

Solar gaining momentum – World Bank

News 24 Online 25 August 2011: Cape Town – While green technology depends on a county’s resources to implement it, solar has been gaining momentum, the World Bank has said. “It is ve...Read More

Italy to overtake Germany as largest solar PV market

European Plastics News Online 25 August 2011: The Italian market for solar photovoltaics (PV) is set to become the largest in the world, after the country installed three times the volume of the curre...Read More

Renewable Energy Consumption Tops Nuclear for First Time

TechCrunch.com 17 August 2011: According to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the consumption of engery from renewable sources recently topped both the current and th...Read More

For How Long will Germany Remain the World’s Largest PV Market?

EnergyPortal.EU 16 August 2011: Germany was by far the world’s largest PV market in 2010, with almost eight gigawatts of new installed solar PV power. In one year, Germany has seen roughly 50 mi...Read More

Chinese threat over solar power equipment sector

Financial Express Online   15 August 2011, New Delhi: After virtually swamping India’s thermal power equipment market, China is now posing a grave threat to the fledgling local solar power equipm...Read More

A renewed focus on green energy

12 August 2011: Government finally took the wraps off its new-look green policy last week when it officially launched the Independent Power Producers (IPP) Procurement Programme. The programme propose...Read More

NERSA concurs with Minister of Energy regarding IPP Procurement Programme

10 August 2011: NERSA issues media statement stating their concurrence with the Department of Energy on the IPP Procurement Programme 2011 Determination. Download Media Statement

China Stamps Solar FIT, But What Does It Mean?

Renewable Energy Online 4 August 2011: China has established itself as a solar PV manufacturing hub — but a new national solar feed-in tariff (FiT) hopes to make the nation a long-term player as an en...Read More

Glitches and pleasant surprises as renewables tender gets under way

Engineering News Online 3 August 2011: The South African government’s renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) tender process got off to a rocky start on Wednesday, when bidders were initiall...Read More

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