Month: December 2012

DBSA backs 11 renewables projects with funding of R6.2bn

Engineering News Online 13 December 2012 The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has confirmed that it has committed R6.2-billion for 11 of the 28 renewable-energy projects that progressed thro...Read More

First Solar Releases 92.5-Watt Thin-Film PV Module

Newest FS Series 3 Module Is Latest Milestone on Cost-Efficiency Roadmap TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2012 – First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced the release of its most advanced thin-film photo...Read More

The Promise of South Africa as a New Solar Frontier

Renewable Energy World Online 11 December 2012 Solar panel makers and developers have pegged South Africa as a new frontier for a few years now, and solar energy development seems to be underway in ea...Read More

Canadian Solar Partners with Romano Group in South Africa

Johannesburg, December 10, 2012: Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar companies, today announced that Romano Group will become an authorised Canadian Solar reseller in ...Read More

Why Eskom’s tariffs need to be raised as high as they do

7 December 2012 Business Day Live THE tariff application which Eskom has submitted to the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) is the product of a careful balancing act and it touches on some choic...Read More

Solar developer sees project scope beyond DoE-led programme

7 December 2012 Engineering News Online South Africa’s much-praised Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) should be seen as only one part of the nation’s renewable-energy oppo...Read More

Keep the lights off: Eskom's spare supply drops again

Mail & Guardian Online 4 December 2012 Eskom says the available spare supply on its electricity network has fallen to just over 2% of total capacity due to an increase in unplanned outages. In a b...Read More

Metros derive ‘substantial profit’ from electricity sales, the Treasury says

Business Day Live 3 December 2012 METROPOLITAN councils generate a “substantial profit” from the sale of electricity, the Treasury said on Monday in a report on the consolidated operating ...Read More

More (solar) power to the people of Limpopo

Mail & Guardian Online 28 November 2012 South Africa will soon have the capacity to provide approximately 58 megawatts of solar energy to 8 000 households in Limpopo. A R2.6-billion financial clos...Read More

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