Month: March 2014

SAPVIA Solar Questionnaire

Dear SAPVIA Members, As the result of a recent engagement between SAPVIA’s Grid Access Subcommittee (GAS) and Eskom’s Grid Access Unit (GAU), SAPVIA has taken a decision to conduct an industry survey ...Read More

Britain’s climate change chief urges SA to accelerate solar-harnessing efforts

Engineering News ONLINE UK special representative on climate change Sir David King believes South Africa is well placed to take advantage of strongly falling solar photovoltaic (PV) prices to deal cos...Read More

Is South Africa A Global Solar-Power Role Model?

AFK Insider 17 March 2014 The accolades just keep coming for South Africa’s renewable energy program despite the country’s powerful coal lobby. For three consecutive months in January, February and Ma...Read More

SAPVIA's 11th Networking Event: 18 March 2014

Sponsored by: SAPVIA held the first event for 2014 – it’s 11th Networking Event on 18 March 2014 at The Pavilion Clocktower Conference Centre, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.   The event wa...Read More

SA and Namibia in need of energy boost

Engineering News – ONLINE 18 March 2014 The total energy capacity in Africa’s 54 member States is equal to that of Germany and Denmark alone, while 585-million people in sub-Saharan Africa have ...Read More

A lot more has to be done to promote economic regulation in SA – Martins

Engineering News – ONLINE 18 March 2014 Notwithstanding the work that government has done to promote economic regulation in South Africa, a lot more still has to be done, Energy Minister Dikobe ...Read More

Eskom energy crisis far from over

EyeWitnessNews – EWN JOHANNESBURG – Although South Africa’s power grid has been stabilised, Eskom says the energy crisisis far from over. The power utility has once again pleaded with consumers ...Read More

Eskom: Regulator not buying the excuses

Moneyweb 16 March 2014 “Don’t do maintenance at all cost” Throwing money at Eskom is no solution to the country’s power problems. Eskom should stop doing maintenance “at all costs”, ...Read More

Regulator rejects Eskom ‘bungling’

The Citizen 17 March 2014 South Africa’s energy regulator is unimpressed with Eskom’s recent maintenance and funding wails, telling it bluntly it should stop futile maintenance at all cost, improve qu...Read More

Eskom, Busa team up to ask for more money

FIN24 14 March 2014 Johannesburg – Eskom and Business Unity South Africa (Busa) plans to ask the government to try and find additional funding for Eskom, Die Burger reported on Friday. Eskom int...Read More

Accelerated solar roll-out could help ease SA’s power constraints

Engineering News – ONLINE 14 March 2014 It is unacceptable that South Africa remains in the energy stranglehold of the current unreliable power supply. Last month the nation was again on “a knif...Read More

SAPVIA Vice-Chaiperson interviewed on Classic FM

On Monday, 10 March, Mike Levington, SAPVIA Vice Chairperson was interviewed on Classic FM Radio, discussing “Growth of the solar electricity market in South Africa”. To listen to the inte...Read More

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