Month: July 2013

China and EU Agree on Solar Trade Deal

Renewable Energy World.COM 31 July 2013 LONDON — China’s Chamber of Commerce and Europe’s trade minister Karel De Gucht have announced that a solution has been reached in their spat over solar p...Read More


Utility-scale solar PV projects expected to meet the needs of over 50,000 average NSW homes SYDNEY, Australia, 31 July 2013 – First Solar today welcomes the news that AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has achi...Read More

Department of Energy: Draft 2012 Integrated Energy Planning Report (IEP)

The Department of Energy has released the draft Integrated Energy Planning (IEP) Report for public consultation. The report forms part of a process to formulate and Integrated energy Plan, which will ...Read More

Solarcentury Africa ready for Southern African alternative energy generation boom

New joint venture created by Solarcentury and Momentous Energy Solarcentury, together with Momentous Energy, are pleased to announce the formation of Solarcentury Africa, a joint venture based in Joha...Read More

Solar array project in Cape Town saves Vodacom R6.5m

Business Day – LIVE 15 July 2013 VODACOM, which is rolling out solutions to reduce carbon emissions, has achieved energy savings of R6.5m from its solar array project that was installed at its C...Read More

Dropping costs and localisation demands see consolidation of REIPPP bidders

By Nathan Venter, GM of Schletter SA The cost to produce renewable energy has dropped by around 40% in the solar photovoltaic (PV) segment of the market since the renewable energy independent power pr...Read More

China vows to quadruple solar generating capacity by 2015

Times LIVE 15 July 2013 The target has been stated previously by the State Grid, which manages the country’s electricity distribution, but now has the official backing of the State Council, the countr...Read More

Germany’s PV storage incentive program will come into force on May 1

PV Magazine 17 April 2013  Germany will launch its support program for photovoltaic battery storage systems on May 1. Funding totaling €25 million will be available in the first year from German state...Read More

Delivering Stability in the Renewable Energy Transition

Renewable Energy World.COM 10 July 2013 Troubled German utility group Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) has announced that it intends to shut down a total of four fossil-fuelled power plants as a re...Read More

Soitec completes its first solar power plant in California with modules from its new San Diego manufacturing facility

New installation establishes Soitec’s latest CPV technology in California and represents a major milestone in company’s ambitious deployment plans in the region San Francisco, California July 10, 2013...Read More

Medupi is likely to cost 200% more than original budget

Free Market Foundation 09 July 2013 Medupi is likely to cost 200% more than Eskom’s original estimate and cost the economy a staggering R1,408 bn when the cost of unserved energy (COUE) is count...Read More

SEA update & procedure for downloading solar datasets

Brief update on the solar PV SEA process Subsequent to the first project steering committee (PSC) or expert reference group (ERG) meeting in March 2013, the CSIR has refined its methodology and result...Read More

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