Month: October 2014

South African investors bulk financiers of renewable energy success

Engineering News – ONLINE 24 October 2014 South Africa’s financial institutions have been instrumental in funding the bulk of the projects under the Department of Energy’s multibillion-rand Rene...Read More

Giant Flag construction to start next year

Engineering News – ONLINE 24 October 2014 Construction of a R170-million Giant Flag project, in the Camdeboo municipal area of the Karoo, is scheduled to start early next year, creating more tha...Read More

Lending criteria for solar PV projects not inflexible, says consultancy

Engineering News – ONLINE 24 October 2014 Cash-hungry solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in sub-Saharan Africa are largely assessed by lenders on a case-by-case technical basis and, while some sta...Read More

‘Hype’ surrounding PV microgrids in Africa justified – Canadian Solar

Engineering News – ONLINE  23 October 2014 Photovoltaic (PV) microgrids are increasingly emerging as favourable off-grid power options for the electrification of rural settlements and remote ind...Read More

Govt, solar energy sector to engage over industry ‘master plan’

Engineering News – ONLINE 23 October 2014 Relevant government departments and solar industry stakeholders represented by the South African Photovoltaic Industy Association (Sapvia) are due to me...Read More

Larger solar PV allocation would yield grid, localisation benefits – new Sapvia chief

Engineering News Online 16 October 2014 The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) newly appointed CEO, Moeketsi Thobela, says he is hoping to raise the profile of solar PV as a solu...Read More

Eskom warns on IPP connections as it defers some transmission capex

Engineering News – ONLNE 10 October 2014 State-owned power utility Eskom has made significant changes to its transmission infrastructure expansion plan for the coming ten years, owing to financi...Read More


AGE Technologies at its core is an innovative company that constantly seek ways of implementing the highest standards of quality and the pinnacle of state of the art technology whilst remaining cost e...Read More


EWN 03 October 2014   JOHANNESBURG – Eskom says the length of the power crisis will depend on several factors and not just on when the new Medupi andKusile Power Stations come on line. Yesterday,...Read More

Call made for commission of inquiry into South Africa’s power crisis

Engineering News – ONLINE 02 October 2014 A respected energy-policy academic has called on President Jacob Zuma to appoint a commission of inquiry into South Africa’s worst electricity crisis in...Read More

WWF research demonstrates renewable energy growth opportunities in SA

The World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) has always advocated in favour of renewable energy as a necessity to combatting climate change and increasingly expensive fossil-fuel generated ele...Read More

Mazars Renewable Energy Networking Event: Tax and Commercial Presentations

GreenCape, Mazars and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr recently partnered together for a networking event on Tax and Commercial Matters Pertaining to the Renewable Energy Sector. Mike Mulcahy, GreenCape, gave an...Read More

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