In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech covers the controversy surrounding the sudden exit of Brian Molefe from South African utility Eskom after scandal accusations, and reports on whether this could emerge as an opportunity for the country's embattled renewables procurement programme. We also report on First Solar slashing jobs after it rescinded on its former plans to migrate its series five module and other happenings from the US, Europe and China.
Solar PV manufacturers have been flooding into Malaysia, but its domestic solar deployment remains relatively modest. PV Tech caught up with Catherine Ridu, chief executive officer of the Malaysia Sustainable Development Authority (SEDA), to discuss the newly-launched net metering programme and what other policies could encourage solar deployment, as well as how to leverage the manufacturing boom for domestic solar gains.
In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech reports on various executive board shuffles; Meyer Burger lets go of its COO, SPI Energy revamps its senior management team and SEPA expands its board of directors. In addition, Mainstream Renewable Power establishes an investment arm and Chile appoints a new energy minister amidst a time of energy policy upheaval.