Month: May 2013

Tender for Eskom’s big solar project expected later this year

Engineering News ONLINE 27 May 2013 The basic design work for Eskom’s 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) demonstration project, earmarked for development in the Northern Cape town of Upington, is ...Read More

Solar panels for Gauteng govt buildings

Moneyweb 31 May 2013 The project is expected to cost about R11.2bn.  A project to install rooftop solar panels on government buildings in Gauteng will begin in the 2013/14 fiscal year, a member of the...Read More

Greenpeace Africa launches 10 kWp rooftop solar system

Engineering News – ONLINE 29 May 2013 reenpeace Africa on Wednesday started up a new 10 kWp rooftop solar photovoltaic panel installation at its Johannesburg office, which the organisation’s cli...Read More

GEPF invests R13bn to boost job creation, economic growth

Engineering News – ONLINE 29 May 2013 The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) has allocated R13-billion for investment in various sectors of the economy to create jobs and contribute to ren...Read More

‘Streamlined’ enviro approvals mooted for key infrastructure projects

Engineering News ONLINE 28 May 2013 A “streamlined” environmental authorisation process is being introduced by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to facilitate the implementation of the 18 ...Read More

North West province’s first solar PV farm launched

Engineering News ONLINE 28 May 2013   The first photovoltaic (PV) energy farm in the North West province has been launched and is expected to supply 7 MW of power to the national power grid once ...Read More

Cold snap puts Eskom’s reserve margins under pressure

Business Day LIVE 28 May 2013 ESKOM’s reserve margins continue to be under pressure as temperatures drop, causing high power usage in households. On Monday night, Eskom was expecting high demand and t...Read More

Power reserve for Monday less than 0.5% of capacity

MONEYWEB 27 May 2013 Eskom battling to keep the lights on in Africa’s largest economy South African power utility Eskom said the reserve margin between forecast demand and supply was expected to...Read More

China turns up heat in solar panels row

Business Day LIVE 27 May 2013 BEIJING — China warned on Sunday of a trade war with Europe if issues around solar panels and wireless equipment imports were not resolved. Chinese representatives were t...Read More

Merkel in bid to ease China solar-panel row

Business Day – LIVE 28 May 2013 RUSSELS — Most European Union (EU) governments oppose a plan to impose hefty duties on solar panel imports from China, a survey of member states showed on Monday,...Read More

Electricity demand comes close to overwhelming Eskom capacity

Business Day LIVE 24 May 2013 HE margin between Eskom’s available capacity and peak demand was only 0.4% on Thursday, the national power utility said in a system status bulletin on Friday. The reason ...Read More

Power reserve for Thursday less than 0.4% of capacity

Moneyweb 23 May 2013 The second time this month grid came within a hair’s breadth of overloading. South African power utility Eskom said on Thursday the reserve margin between forecast demand an...Read More

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