Month: July 2014

City of Cape Town gets energy boost with new 1.2 MW private rooftop solar plant

Engineering News – ONLINE 29 July 2014 A 1.2 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, positioned on the rooftop of a Cape Town office block, would feedexcess electricity into the City of Cape Town’s el...Read More

Solar revenues set to rise, but supportive policy seen as key driver

Engineering News ONLINE 25 July 2014 Global revenues from solar energy operations could double from $59.84-billion in 2013 to $137-billion in 2020, new analysis from Frost & Sullivan shows. The co...Read More

Financial close for third window renewables projects shifted to November

Engineering News – ONLINE 21 July 2014 Financial close for bid window three under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has been extended fro...Read More

The threat of electrical storage to CSP

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State mulling Eskom’s ‘comprehensive sustainability plan’

Engineering News – ONLINE 14 July 2014 State-owned electricity producer Eskom has confirmed that it has handed its ‘comprehensive sustainability plan’ to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown,...Read More

Global renewables investors warn SA prices becoming ‘dangerously low’ Back

The joint developers of the R3-billion Jeffreys Bay wind farm, situated alongside the N2 in Eastern Cape, have lauded South Africa’s transparent and well-run renewable-energy bidding programme and ind...Read More

Meeting with NERSA: 21 May 2014

SAPVIA’s Rooftop Sub-committee met with NERSA on the 21st of May this year. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss licensing requirements and fees for the connection of rooftop solar PV insta...Read More

40 MW solar-tracking PV plant begins producing in N Cape

Engineering News ONLINE 10 July 2014 Commercial operations have started at Scatec Solar’s 40 MW Linde solar photovoltaic (PV) project, located near Hanover in South Africa’s Northern Cape and incorpor...Read More

Scatec Solar completes another 40 MW solar plant in South Africa – increasing its installed capacity to 115 MW in the country

    Scatec Solar, the integrated independent solar power producer, has started commercial operations of a 40 MW solar PV plant in South Africa, increasing its installed capacity in the count...Read More

Solar Indaba, 23-24 October 2014, Johannesburg

  The Solar Indaba, South Africa’s first official PV conference, not only comes with the backing of the government, thus guaranteeing their participation in crucial discussions, but as the ...Read More

National RE SEA: ERG Meeting Notes: 11 June 2014

The Renewable Energy (RE) Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Expert Reference Group (ERG)  held a meeting which took place on 11 June 2014 at CSIR Pretoria. To view the meeting notes, please cli...Read More

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