Month: April 2019

Policy and regulatory malaise undermining efforts to address power deficit

Lingering policy uncertainty and regulatory delays are continuing to impede the development of hundreds of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) projects, which are seen at the quickest and cheapest ...Read More

Globeleq, Aurora Power Solutions to build PV projects in Zambia

Independent power producer (IPP) Globeleq and renewable energy company Sola Group’s Aurora Power Solutions have been awarded two 20 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, in Zambia. These projects form ...Read More

IBC SOLAR – The Expert for PV, Storage and off-grid present again on the African Utility Week

At this year’s African Utility Week, IBC SOLAR is having its 3rd appearance in a row and its 2nd energy show presence in 2019 after exhibiting at the African Solar Show in March. IBC SOLAR opened its ...Read More

Report IEA-PVPS T15-07: COLOURED BIPV – Market, research and development

Executive summary COLOURED BIPV Market, research and development IEA PVPS Task 15, Report IEA-PVPS T15-07: 2019 February 2019  Authors: Gabriele Eder: OFI, Austria and Gerhard Peharz, Roman Trattnig: ...Read More

IEA PVPS PRESS RELEASE : 500 GW of total Photovoltaic capacity installed in 2018

International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS) publishes its new “Snapshot of Global Photovoltaic Markets 2018”: At the end of 2018, PV reached for the first time half a TW...Read More

SUN RISES ON SOUTH AFRICA’S ENERGY CRISIS

South Africa’s national power utility Eskom grapple to meet South Africa’s energy demand has sped up the need to explore alternative energy sources. However, making sure that the lights stay on is jus...Read More

TRANSFORMING THE ENERGY SECTOR THROUGH SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING

A study undertaken by the Department of Energy’s IPP office shows that 25% of renewable energy funded-scholarships fall to the Globeleq Scholarship Fund (GSF), which launched in 2014 to help develop y...Read More

SAPVIA’s 1st Networking Event for 2019

SAPVIA held its first Networking Event for 2019 at the SARETEC, in Cape Town on Wednesday, 19th March 2019. By all accounts, the event was well received and attended – amidst Eskom’s cripp...Read More

Out now: Data and figures on the co-benefits of decarbonising the power sector in South Africa

South Africa is in the midst of an energy transition, with important social and economic implications, depending on the pathways that are chosen. Political decisions on South Africa’s energy future li...Read More

MOBILE BUSINESS UNIT IS DESIGNED TO DRIVE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN RURAL TOWNS

The De Aar Solar Power funded Mobile Business Unit launched in the rural town of Hanover this week, addressing the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs and micro businesses in rural areas of our c...Read More

LOCAL SHOOL IS ACHIEVING GREAT RESULTS FROM READING AND SPELLING PROGRAMMES

Wilhemina Mathabatha, is one of two reading assistants at Waterworks Primary School in Riverton, Kimberley.  She returned to this small school in 2014, where she was previously a pupil, to help young ...Read More

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