Renewable industry bodies partner to develop local skills

The organisations join hands to launch a programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure SA reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy.


FNB touts renewable energy as solution to Eskom woes

With SA’s ongoing electricity challenges, the long-term benefits of implementing alternatives such as solar certainly outweigh the costs, says the bank.

Jul 28, 2020

R58bn new renewable energy projects to create 6 000 jobs

Three projects have been gazetted, with a total investment value of R58 billion and the potential for direct job creation for 6 000 people.

Jun 2, 2020

Solar industry wants clarity on generation capacity

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association says the draft regulations on generation capacity continue to fall short of addressing municipalities’ needs.

Apr 14, 2020

Eskom’s grid guru appointed as IPP Office head

Tshifhiwa Bernard Magoro will assume the Independent Power Producers Office head role from 1 May, replacing the axed Karen Breytenbach.

Feb 17, 2020

Industry seeks clarity on renewable energy drive

Following the SONA, the renewables industry asks for clarity on the planned sequence to ensure momentum is not lost.

Dec 11, 2019

Govt hints at expediting renewables into energy mix

As power blackouts persist, minister Gwede Mantashe says government will allow IPPs to bring Window 4 capacity on stream earlier.

Dec 10, 2019

Renewables sector’s tough call to govt over Eskom

The sector says if the restrictions were lifted, government could buy that additional energy at a tariff it was prepared to pay.

Oct 21, 2019

Mixed reaction to SA’s power plan

Industry body reaction to government’s envisaged energy production plan sees some critical of the proposal and others cautiously optimistic.

Oct 17, 2019

Renewables sector challenges Eskom over load-shedding

The industry believes clean energy can help to stop the latest bout of load-shedding introduced by Eskom.


Western Cape gets the nod from renewable energy sector

The province is set to play a major role as the country forges ahead with its renewable energy push.


Renewables allure increases in SA

Rising electricity prices, power outages and gas emissions are some of the factors driving the increased interest in renewables, say experts.

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