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Solar developer sees project scope beyond DoE-led programme

7 December 2012

Engineering News Online

South Africa’s much-praised Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) should be seen as only one part of the nation’s renewable-energy opportunity, large-scale solar power plant developer Ciel & Terre South Africa business development manager Yoann Joyeux argues.

Addressing industry stakeholders and members of the French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry this week, Joyeux said that South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) was starting to replicate successful foreign renewable-energy initiatives through the REIPPP.

However, there was also an opportunity for industrial enterprises to set up their own solar plants and, eventually, for private enterprises to trade in renewables production outside of the DoE-led renewables procurement programme. Read more…

 

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