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Industry bodies call for increased renewables to help bridge power supply constraints

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has called for the immediate release of available wind power into the national grid, as the country continues to face daily load-shedding. After days ...Read More

Association calls for more small-scale embedded generation as load-shedding persists

The most recent bout of load-shedding in the country has provided further evidence of embattled power utility Eskom’s “increasing inability to supply the level of electricity required” by South Africa...Read More

SAPVIA COO talks to ENCA

Many businesses have lost money due to load-shedding and with no clear end to the crisis insight – a lot of them are panicking about the future.

Some light at the end of the load shedding tunnel: new independent power plants could be connected to the grid by February. Here’s what is coming online and when.

There is at least some light at the end of the load-shedding tunnel. The 27 renewable energy independent power producer projects (REIPPP), which have been under construction under bid window 4, are on...Read More

Power failure: Red tape (and Gwede Mantashe) are keeping us in the dark

Eskom’s descent into Stage 6 load shedding has brought an urgent focus on the short-term reasons for the lack of power supply. It is becoming increasingly obvious that SA has the ability to create and...Read More

Govt hints at expediting renewables into energy mix

The government has backed down from its previous position regarding the renewable energy sector, saying the process of purchasing energy from independent power producers (IPPs) would now be expedited....Read More

South African Photovoltaic Industry Association – Statement on Approval of South African Integrated Resource Plan

SAPVIA MEDIA STATEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The solar photovoltaic industry welcomes the South African Cabinet’s approval of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) latest Int...Read More

AVAILABLE FINANCING AND INCENTIVES FOR PV SYSTEMS

There are several steps to follow when planning to power your home with solar energy. Every situation is different, and what is best for your property depends on a wide range of factors. With financin...Read More

We are Hiring – Office Administrator Vacancy – Johannesburg

SAPVIA is looking for a reliable Office Administrator in the Johannesburg Office, reporting to the Chief Operations Officer.  Click here view full job spec.  

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Time to end silence on renewables misinformation – SAPVIA chair

The new chairperson of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) says the organisation will become more assertive in outlining the benefits of solar for South Africa and in correcti...Read More

BUIDLING LOCAL SUPPLY CHAINS AND SUPPORTING THE SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Vuyiswa Lucas, owner of Sebenza Projects, a fledgling SMME in De Aar, has set up business in her home town, with the vision to become the preferred supplier for school clothes in the Pixley Ka Seme Di...Read More

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