Month: August 2013

juwi Signs 252 Million Euro Syndicated Loan with German Banking Consortium

  Agreement with 13 credit institutions under the leadership of Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank and UniCredit ensures financial basis for operating business for the next years It is a milestone for the ju...Read More

Enertis Solar and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) will perform quality control testing of PV modules in South Africa

Madrid, 28 August 2013. – Enertis Solar ( has signed an agreement with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU, in South Africa for the testing of solar p...Read More

Cape Town office park unveils large-scale roof-mounted solar PV system

Engineering News ONLINE 27 August 2013 An office park in Observatory, Cape Town, has unveiled the first phase of what is currently considered to be the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop installa...Read More

Briefing by the Department of Energy on the restructuring of the electricity sector and the draft Integrated Energy Plan (IEP)

On 20 August, the Department of Energy briefed the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy (PPCE) on: The restructuring of the electricity sector The draft Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) The present...Read More

Japan Approves 19 GW of Commercial Solar in 2012 After Incentives

Renewable Energy World.COM 20 August 2013 TOKYO — Japan approved almost 19,000 megawatts of non-residential solar applications by the end of the 2012 fiscal year, as part of the nation’s incenti...Read More

Renewable loan costs falling

MONEYWEB 19 August 2013 It is good, sound bank lending – Nedbank. Costs to fund renewable-energy projects in South Africa are falling as companies bid for wind, solar and hydropower plants in Africa’s...Read More

DTI studying impact of steep power price rises on industry

Engineering News 14 August 2013 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is conducting a comprehensive assessment of the impact that South Africa’s steep electricity price increases have had on the ...Read More

Powerway receives TÜV testing certification for clamps designed specifically for metal sheet-roof systems in Japan

In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe of 2011, the Japanese government has focused on supporting the development of solar PV power plants in the country. In 2012 the total installed ca...Read More

Powerway again awarded Large-scale photovoltaic power plant projects in South Africa

South Africa has abundant solar resources and has become the world’s 11th largest market for photovoltaic installations. Supported by favourable government energy policies, it has appealed to gl...Read More

Installation issues should not impede the deployment of solar PV systems

By Bernhard Suchland, Managing Director at Schletter South Africa Roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) panels can change the power dynamic of South Africa by supplying efficient, green energy for almo...Read More

Launch Event: Research Findings: The localisation potential of Photovoltaics and a strategy to support the large scale roll-out in South Africa

SAPVIA in collaboration with South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) commissioned EScience Associates in association with Urban-Econ and Chri...Read More

Localisation will add to solar PV costs, but offers jobs and growth benefits

Engineering News – ONLINE 13 August 2013 Stipulating higher levels of localisation in the roll-out of solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions in South Africawould increase unit costs by between 6% and...Read More

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