Month: October 2011

PV Generation a viable option: Financial Mail Special Report 2011

October 2011: SAPVIA featured in this year’s edition of Financial Mail’s Special Report: The Green Report. The article can be downloaded here: Financial Mail Special Report Pg1 Financial M...Read More

R500m energy-efficiency fund will also support self-use renewables projects

Engineering News Online 19 October 2011: The State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has officially unveiled a R500-million fund, which seeks to promote energy efficiency and ‘self-use’ r...Read More

SolarWorld Files Complaint Against Chinese Panelmakers and Cell Manufacturers

Renewable Energy World Online 19 October 2011: If U.S. companies prevail, the prices for Chinese solar panels could be between 20 and 300 percent more expensive say sources. A coalition of seven U.S.-...Read More

Lack of solar preparedness could see capacity reallocated to wind

Engineering News Online 9 September 2011: Potential renewable energy independent power producers that had not already engaged funders for projects that could be submitted as part of the current biddin...Read More

Smart grids ‘could give SA reliable electricity’

Business Day Online 11 October 2011: Accenture SA executive director says the introduction of renewable energy and the push for energy efficiency create a perfect opportunity to bring in so-called sma...Read More

Australia's $1.2 Billion Clean Technology Program

Renewable Energy World Online 6 October 2011: When the Labor Government, Greens and independents pass the Clean Energy Future (CEF) package later this year, there will be more than $13.2 billion on th...Read More

Market signal crucial to stimulating green innovation, Gore avers

Engineering News Online 7 October 2011: Climate activist and former US VP Al Gore says a definite market signal is needed to accelerate a global transition to a low-carbon economy and stimulate the re...Read More

Regulating energy efficiency tax incentives

5 October 2011: Gobally governments influence energy and climate change policy by either taxing the excessive use of energy, or granting tax rebates on reduced energy demand. Locally the South African...Read More

Electrical Requirements for Embedded Generation

SAPVIA members can download the electrical requirements for embedded generation here.

SAPVIA 3rd Management Committee Meeting: 12 October 2011

SAPVIA's 3rd Management Committee Meeting was held on Wednesday the 12th of October 2011 in Cape Town. The agenda and minutes of the meeting are available for download here.

DOE Closes on Four Major Solar Projects

Renewable Energy World Online 30 September 2011: New Hampshire, U.S.A. — The Department of Energy announced it closed on loan guarantees for four major solar projects Friday afternoon, hours ahe...Read More

SA won’t make all renewable energy bids by the deadline

The New Age Online 4 October 2011: South Africa’s $10bn (R83bn) ­renewable energy programme would likely draw bids for only about half the 3725MW on offer by the November4 deadline, even though develo...Read More

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