Month: October 2013

Enel wins 513MW SA wind, PV

RECHARGE 31 October 2013 Italy’s Enel Green Power (EGP) has broken cover as the third big winner in South Africa’s latest renewable energy tender round, securing 314MW of PV and 199MW of wind contract...Read More

Why are blue chips piling into solar?

PV Insider 25 October 2013 Honda’s entry into the US Solar Energy Industries Association is yet another example of a growing attraction for PV among major corporations. But what is driving the trend? ...Read More

Schletter South Africa trains a wealth of new solar system installers

Schletter SA has trained in excess of 70 installers to mount rooftop solar photovoltaic panels, and Basil Read is among the chiefly independent installers that have had their fitters trained at Schlet...Read More

Solarcentury Africa wins contract for biggest rooftop installation

African Business Review 24 October 2013 Solarcentury Africa, formed through a joint venture with local South African company Momentous Energy, and Solarcentury, is to install a sizeable 574 kWp roof P...Read More

SAPVIA 9th Networking Event: 24 October 2013 – Cape Town

Sponsored by: SAPVIA held it’s 9th Networking Event on 24 October 2013 at the Protea Hotel, Fire & Ice, Cape Town.  The first presentation of the afternoon was given by Andrew Bowden & V...Read More

Renewables announcement postponed owing to DRC diary clash

Engineering News 29 October 2013 The announcement of South Africa’s next set of preferred renewable-energy bidders has been postponed from the scheduled date of October 29, owing to the fact that Ener...Read More

Mzansi turns over a renewable leaf

Mail & Guardian 25 October 2013 If it sticks to its plans, SA will be positioned to expand its power further across Africa. South Africa could become one of the fastest-growing renewable energy ma...Read More

3 Reasons Germans are Going Renewable 'At All Costs'

Renewable Energy World.COM 23 October 2013 Germany is racing past 20 percent renewable energy on its electricity grid, but news stories stridently warn that this new wind and solar power is costing &#...Read More

Solar-powered school boasts top marks

Business Day LIVE 24 October 2013 SOUTH Korean electronics giant Samsung has launched its ‘digital village’ concept in South Africa consisting of a solar powered school with internet, a so...Read More

Time to Consider Solar Net Metering Alternatives: Storage

Renewable Energy World.COM 21 October 2013 The media has recently been full of stories about electric utilities being nervous and down right reactionary to adding solar (and wind) on the electric grid...Read More

Construction sector facing problems: Gigaba

Times Live 17 October 2013 The South African construction industry is confronted with major delivery problems, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. “The delays and disruptions,...Read More

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