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NERSA concurs with Minister of Energy regarding IPP Procurement Programme

10 August 2011: NERSA issues media statement stating their concurrence with the Department of Energy on the IPP Procurement Programme 2011 Determination. Download Media Statement

China Stamps Solar FIT, But What Does It Mean?

Renewable Energy Online 4 August 2011: China has established itself as a solar PV manufacturing hub — but a new national solar feed-in tariff (FiT) hopes to make the nation a long-term player as an en...Read More

Glitches and pleasant surprises as renewables tender gets under way

Engineering News Online 3 August 2011: The South African government’s renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) tender process got off to a rocky start on Wednesday, when bidders were initiall...Read More

RFP documents

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Video: What Can We Expect for the Solar Project Finance Market?

Renewable Energy World Online 29 July 2011: It seems as though solar enthusiasm is more abundant than ever before. But with close to 30 GW of solar in the pipeline, and three times more tax equity dem...Read More

COP17 Solar PV Power Generation Flagship project suspended

2 August 2011: SAPVIA received notification today that the COP17 Solar PV Power Generation Flagship project has been suspended indefinitely due to issues prohibiting the finalisation of the procuremen...Read More

Tariff reversal threatens investment

Business Day Online 8 August 2011: Your list of obstacles to foreign direct investment (Obstacles to FDI only getting worse, July 28) omitted a recent development in energy infrastructure investment: ...Read More

SA finally sets renewables bidding process in motion

Engineering News Online 31 July 2011: The South African government has finally formally launched the long-delayed process to procure the new renewable energy generation capacity, having published an a...Read More

COPE Calls for Nersa to Reject 117 Percent Power Hikes for Johannesburg

AllAfrica.com 27 July 2011: Congress of the People representative on the Energy portfolio committee, Phillip Dexter, today slammed the profiteering by Johannesburg City Power after reports of a propos...Read More

Notice of recognition to Solaire Direct SA for special contribution to industry

SAPVIA, on behalf of its members, would like to honour Solaire Direct SA with special recognition for the pitoval role they have played in the establishment of SAPVIA. Solaire has made a substantial c...Read More

R100bn investment needed to meet SA’s renewable energy aspirations

Engineering News Online 27 July 2011: Investors and stakeholders needed urgent clarification on the policy mechanism that South Africa would use to support renewable energy, with investment worth R100...Read More

Renewables 2011 Global Status Report

The newly released REN21 Renewables 2011 Global Status Report shows that the renewable energy sector continues to perform well despite continuing economic recession, incentive cuts, and low natural ga...Read More

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