Month: February 2014

Expert Reference Group (ERG) meetings for the Renewable Energy and the Electricity Grid Infrastructure Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) – 20 February 2014

On 20 February 2014, the Expert Reference Group (ERG) meetings for both the Renewable Energy and the Electricity Grid Infrastructure Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) were held at the CSIR. Pr...Read More

Eskom, State in search for funds to resume IPP contracts, saving schemes

Engineering News ONLINE 25 February 2014 State-owned electricity producer Eskom and government are assessing ways to secure the financial resources necessary to enable the utility to resume power-savi...Read More

Eskom declares first power emergency of 2014, calls big users to cut 10%

Engineering News ONLINE 20 February 2014 State-owned power utility Eskom has once again declared an emergency and has alerted its key industrial customers that they should reduce their load by a minim...Read More

Soitec announces new higher capacity version of its off-grid CPV product

Bernin (Grenoble), France, February 17, 2014  — Soitec, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, has introduced t...Read More

ReneSola Establishes Regional Sales Office in South Africa

  SHANGHAI, Jan. 23, 2014 – ReneSola Ltd (“ReneSola” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SOL), a leading global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (“PV”) modules and wafe...Read More

Solar power ‘finally comes home’

Business Day LIVE It seems appropriate that it is a scorching hot day in the Karoo when South Africa celebrates the first “sun” energy to zip past on its national grid after years of planning and nego...Read More

SA banks maintain appetite for renewable energy projects

Engineering News – ONLINE 11 February 2014 South Africa has enough liquidity to finance the next round of renewable-energy projects, with local banks maintaining their appetite in the emerging i...Read More

SA solar industry starting to mature

Engineering News ONLINE 11 February 2014 South Africa’s solar photovoltaic (PV) energy industry has started to mature as costs come down and capacity rises. As the nation moves ahead with many of its ...Read More

Martins promises baseload, cogen IPP procurement programmes by March

Engineering News ONLINE 11 February 2014 Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins reported on Tuesday that a deadline of the end of March had been set by the Department of Energy (DoE) for the initiation of...Read More

SAPVIA's 18th Management Meeting, 06 February 2014

SAPVIA’s first  management committee meeting for 2014 takes place in Cape Town on Thursday, 06 February.  The agenda of the meeting is available below for SAPVIA members to download. SAPVIA 18th Manag...Read More

SAPVIA 17th Management Committee Meeting, 21 November 2013

SAPVIA’s sixth management committee meeting for 2013 takes place in Cape Town on Thursday, 21 November.  The agenda of the meeting is available below for SAPVIA members to download. SAPVIA 17th Manage...Read More

First Solar unveils diesel-replacement strategy for African mines

Engineering News ONLINE 24 January 2014 Thin-film solar company First Solar is aggressively pursuing build operate and own (BOO) fuel-replacement projects in the global resources sector and is offerin...Read More

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