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Why is REFIT unfit?

Financial Mail Online 28 July 2011: Department of energy deputy director- general Ompi Aphane says the Electricity Regulation Act does not provide the necessary mandate for SA’s national energy regula...Read More

Italy Passes 7,000 MW of Total Installed Solar PV

Renewable Energy World Online 22 July 2011: Italy leaps ahead of both Spain and Japan to become second in world in total solar capacity. The interactive web page Atlasole created by Italy’s Gest...Read More

South African Government Confuses Renewable Energy Developers and Investors

Israel Tech: The blog of the Trade Office in South Africa 26 July 2011: The process of promoting generation of renewable energy in South Africa takes a long time. This is not a surprise, that was the ...Read More

Western Cape mulling policy changes to promote use of solar water heaters

Engineering News Online 26 July 2011: South Africa’s ‘green economy’, which is estimated to be worth R45-billion in the short term, offers significant potential for economic growth and job creation, W...Read More

African renewables market hit by policy shift, revolution

Environmental Finance Online 26 July 2011: Uncertainty over South Africa’s policy on renewable energy is causing wobbles in investor confidence, according to industry and finance experts, while the ef...Read More

Renewables tender should be issued next week – DoE

Engineering News Online 22 July 2011: The long-awaited procurement process for South Africa’s first renewable energy projects should begin next week, Department of Energy (DoE) deputy director-general...Read More

Small players may be forced out of power set-up

Business Live Online 23 July 2011: Moves by the Department of Energy to drop the renewable energy feed-in-tariff model from the Integrated Resource Plan could eliminate potential small players in the ...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

Open Letter to Energy Policy Makers in SA

17 July 2011: REFIT common Industry position on settlement and way forward: The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), South African Photovoltaic Association (SAPVIA) and the Southern Africa S...Read More

SA needs an independent system operator

Engineering News Online 8 July 2011: The draft ISMO establishment Bill was published in May for comment. The draft Bill calls for the establishment of a State-owned company that would be responsible f...Read More

Nersa set to concur with DoE on renewables bid process, but raises questions

Engineering News Online 12 July 2011: The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) is set to concur with a determination by Energy Minister Dipuo Peters outlining the tender process for the f...Read More

Renewable energy has to go local – DG

Business Day Online 4 July 2011: Department of Energy DG Nelisiwe Magubane warns alternative energy suppliers on local job creation requirements. THE renewable energy industry is not fazed with the in...Read More

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