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Powerway again awarded Large-scale photovoltaic power plant projects in South Africa

South Africa has abundant solar resources and has become the world’s 11th largest market for photovoltaic installations. Supported by favourable government energy policies, it has appealed to gl...Read More

Installation issues should not impede the deployment of solar PV systems

By Bernhard Suchland, Managing Director at Schletter South Africa Roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) panels can change the power dynamic of South Africa by supplying efficient, green energy for almo...Read More


Utility-scale solar PV projects expected to meet the needs of over 50,000 average NSW homes SYDNEY, Australia, 31 July 2013 – First Solar today welcomes the news that AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has achi...Read More

Solarcentury Africa ready for Southern African alternative energy generation boom

New joint venture created by Solarcentury and Momentous Energy Solarcentury, together with Momentous Energy, are pleased to announce the formation of Solarcentury Africa, a joint venture based in Joha...Read More

Dropping costs and localisation demands see consolidation of REIPPP bidders

By Nathan Venter, GM of Schletter SA The cost to produce renewable energy has dropped by around 40% in the solar photovoltaic (PV) segment of the market since the renewable energy independent power pr...Read More

Soitec completes its first solar power plant in California with modules from its new San Diego manufacturing facility

New installation establishes Soitec’s latest CPV technology in California and represents a major milestone in company’s ambitious deployment plans in the region San Francisco, California July 10, 2013...Read More

RustMo1 Solar Farm Launch 28 May 2013

It is indeed a momentous event for South Africa as it celebrated the launch of the first Solar Energy Farm in the North West Province on 28 May 2013 (click here to view video). RustMo1 Solar Farm is a...Read More

Renewable-energy projects have potential to create nuclear equivalent power

Engineering News – ONLINE 28 June 2013 International technical advisory company 3E says that South Africa is making tremendous progress towards achieving the goals of South Africa’s National Ene...Read More

How electricity storage can smooth the path toward alternative forms of energy

Bosch Press Information Bosch Press Information from the sector Bosch Energy and Building Solutions Bosch Compact How electricity storage can smooth the path toward alternative forms of energy Intermi...Read More

Soitec develops the first CPV training program in South Africa to stimulate employment of local population in growing solar-energy industry

Touwsrivier, South Africa, June 18th 2013 – Soitec, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, announced that the f...Read More

IBC SOLAR extends product line with screw for roofs with above-rafter insulation

Bad Staffelstein / Germany, June 10th, 2013 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic systems, presents the IBC ASD – a wafer-head screw for mounting solar power systems on roofs with above-raft...Read More

50MW Power Purchase Agreement Approved for Largest Solar Power Plant in New Mexico

TEMPE, Ariz., and Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 5, 2013 – First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and New Mexico State Land Commissioner Ray Powell announced today that First Solar has been granted a power purc...Read More

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