Solar just became safer with SAPVIA’s PV GreenCard

June 1, 2017

Installing a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system was for many years considered an expensive luxury but this is no longer the case. Drastic reductions in the cost of solar panels coupled with rising electricity tariffs and uncertainty of supply have made solar PV increasingly attractive to both residential and commercial energy users. Although solar PV […]

Planning South Africa’s energy future

May 11, 2017

In the often emotionally charged debate around South Africa’s energy future, we need to ensure that decisions are made according to a predictable, rational, and informed energy planning process. This is critical if we are to give effect to a range of policies destined to shape our developmental economy and at the same time ensure […]

Keep energy affordable by using the least-cost approach in the IRP

March 30, 2017

The public participation period for the update to the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2016 Update for Electricity came to a close on 31 March 2017. The IRP serves as a roadmap for South Africa’s energy planning future and will decide how much nuclear, coal, and renewable energy is included in South Africa’s future energy mix. […]

Bold leadership on renewables sends strong message to investors

February 9, 2017

The announcement that Eskom will sign the remaining/outstanding Power Purchase Agreements in the Renewable Energy IPP programme (REIPPP) sends a strong message to investors that the renewable energy industry is very much open for business. We now hope that Eskom heed’s the President’s commitment to finalise these agreements and the Minister moves ahead with the […]

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