SAPVIA is the representative voice of the solar PV industry in South Africa. Driven by its values of consistency, cohesion and collaboration, the association’s vision is to ensure solar PV is the electricity generation technology of choice in South Africa and the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, in support of the country’s socio-economic development targets. SAPVIA […]
South Africa has one of the highest levels of solar radiation in the world. The solar radiation of South Africa ranges from around 1450 kWh per square meter to about 1950 kWh per square meter per year, compared to Europe which on average is 1000kWh per square meter per year.
Keynote speaker Prof LJ Grobler, feels that the time is right for the “perfect storm” as the right combination of factors have come together for the Energy Efficiency Industry to take off. Grobler went on to describe some of these factors which included the fact that climate change is no longer a matter of debate, […]
South Africa’s government will issue a request for proposals in the coming weeks for 2.6GW of additional solar and wind capacity, it has been announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Citing figures from state utility Eskom, Ramaphosa said that without additional capacity, there will be an electricity supply shortfall of between 4GW and 6GW over the […]
The Shoprite Group has indicated that it now generates enough electricity to power over 1 100 households (12 300 MWh of electricity) a year from solar energy, following the installation of rooftop PV (photovoltaic) panels at 19 sites in South Africa and Namibia. The group has additionally fitted 649 solar panels to the roofs of […]
The solar plant will satisfy about 20% of the South Deep mine’s electricity needs. Gold Fields said regulators approved its plan to build a 40 megawatt solar power plant at its remaining mine in South Africa. The solar plant will satisfy about 20% of the South Deep mine’s electricity needs and help curb operational losses […]
Intelligent Customised Coding is an IT company committed to creating excellent connections between people and technology. ICC develops software and other innovative technologies for the renewable energy and home automation market. We can provide customised solutions to meet specific customer needs. Solar systems have taken off at a rapid pace, with a need in the […]