Larger solar PV allocation would yield grid, localisation benefits – new Sapvia chief

Engineering News Online

16 October 2014

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) newly appointed CEO, Moeketsi Thobela, says he is hoping to raise the profile of solar PV as a solution to South Africa’s immediate electricity crisis, owing to the fact that the technology can be deployed rapidly and at increasingly competitive prices.

In an interview with Engineering News Online following his October 1 appointment, Thobela, who is an electrical engineer by training, indicated that he would continue to lobby for a larger role for solar PV in South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is currently being updated. Read more…

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