Month: February 2013

Green is the new tax colour

Moneywebtax 27 February 20013 Corporates to be punished for carbon emissions, but could get incentive if energy is saved.  Read more….  

First Solar Sets New World Record for CdTe Solar Cell Efficiency 18.7 Percent Research Cell Efficiency Confirmed by NREL

TEMPE, Ariz. & PERRYSBURG, Ohio – Feb. 26, 2013 – First Solar, Inc. <Nasdaq: FSLR> today announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar cell convers...Read More

SA, Germany agree to enhance energy sector cooperation

Engineering News Online 22 February 2013 The South African and German governments this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance bilateral dialogue and practical cooperation in the en...Read More

Construction at Medupi Power Station remains on hold

Business Day Live Online 26 February 2013 CONSTRUCTION at Eskom’s Medupi power station has not resumed, despite the Department of Public Enterprises’ intervention last week, an effort to resolve a six...Read More

SAPVIA's 6th Networking Event: 20 February 2013 in Jhb

Sponsored by: SAPVIA held it’s 6th Networking Event on 20 February 2013 at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. The first presentation of the afternoon was given by Ronald Marais ...Read More

100 GW of Solar PV Now Installed in the World Today

Renewable Energy World Online 12 February 2013 Cumulative global installed solar PV capacity has topped the 100-gigawatt (GW) milestone, according to preliminary numbers from the European Photovoltaic...Read More

Solar-everything will power your life

Mail & Guardian Online 13 February 2013 Recent advances in photovoltaic technology mean that practically any surface can be used to generate energy. This comes as more and more countries adapt to ...Read More

Investment in energy sector will contribute to economic development

Engineering News Online 13 February 2012 Investment in the renewable energy sector will contribute to South Africa’s economic development and growth, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday. “Inv...Read More

Solar energy to become cheaper than electricity – PPA Energy

Engineering News Online 8 February 2013 While solar energy was currently cheaper than energy derived from diesel plants and generators that were often used as a substitute to conventional coal-fired p...Read More

U.S.-India Solar Trade Dispute at the WTO Could Spur Collaboration

Renewable Energy World Online 7 February 2013 Today’s decision by the U.S. government to challenge India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (National Solar Mission) local content requirement at...Read More

DoE to release baseload IPP procurement documents in Q3

Engineering News Online 11 February 2013 The Department of Energy (DoE) expects to release procurement documents for a baseload independent power producer (IPP) programme during the third quarter of 2...Read More

Renewable energy projects picking up steam

Business Day Live 5 February 2013 GLOBAL wind and solar power developer Mainstream Renewable Power turned the sod on a 138MW wind energy plant in Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, on Monday, group CE Eddie ...Read More

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