Month: May 2016

Swiss, French agencies establish €3m programme to help finance S African renewable-energy projects

Engineering News – ONLINE 27 May 2017 The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco) and Agence Française de Développement  (AFD) have agreed on a €3-million technical assistance progra...Read More

Solar Industry Remains Largest Renewable Energy Employer In The World: IRENA

The solar PV industry remained the largest renewable energy employer in 2015, with 2.8 million jobs worldwide – an 11% rise over 2014, according to a new report released by the International Renewable...Read More

Emperors Palace launches rooftop solar PV plant

Engineering News – ONLINE 18 May 2016 The construction of one of the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in South Africa at Emperors Palace, in Boksburg, Gauteng, is 50% complete, wit...Read More

SAPVIA Vacancy: Programme Manager

SAPVIA is in the process of recruiting a Programme Manager.  Please refer to the attached post for specific details. All responses are to be sent directly to AltGen Recruitment on +27 (0) 21 880 2561 ...Read More

Renewables have disappointed us – Molefe

MoneyWeb 12 May 2016 Renewable energy has failed to provide energy when Eskom most needed it, Eskom CEO Brian Molefe said on Thursday. Speaking at its quarterly State of the System briefing in Cape To...Read More

PV Renting – an Innovative Financing Tool for Solar Power

17 May 2016 PV Renting – an Innovative Financing Tool for Solar Power Inauguration of the first maxx PV renting photovoltaic systems in Cape Town The lack of financing options is one of the main obsta...Read More

Renewables: Eskom sets the record straight

IOL 18 May 2016 Eskom yesterday moved to clarify its chief executive Brian Molefe’s recent comments about the failure of renewable energy projects to deliver electricity capacity during peak periods w...Read More

Molefe’s negative renewables comments attract yet more criticism

Engineering News – ONLINE 16 May 2016 Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s negative comments regarding the performance of renewable energy in South Africa continued to attract criticism on Monday, with a so...Read More

SAPVIA media statement – RE contributes positively to electricity supply economic development

Renewable energy contributes positively to electricity supply, economic development SAPVIA has read with concern a recent media report[1], attributed to Eskom’s CEO Brian Molefe, about the performance...Read More

SA to add 100MW solar power to national grid in 2018

BD Live 12 May 2016 French group Engie has signed a 20-year power purchase deal with power utility Eskom to connect 100MW of solar power to the national grid in 2018 from its Kathu Solar plant. Eskom,...Read More

SA energy minister gives update on national energy plans

ESI Africa 12 May 2016 On Wednesday, South African Energy Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson mooted the 2016 budget speech in Parliament, where she highlighted that Independent Power Producers’ (I...Read More

Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson: Energy Dept Budget Speech Vote 2016/17

Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson delivered the DoE’s 2016/7 Budget Speech in Parliament on Wednesday, 11 May 2016.  To download  a copy, click here

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