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August 4, 2022
PV Tech Premium unpicks South Africa's recently unveiled policy measures aimed at tackling the country's energy crisis and boosting renewables deployment.
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June 12, 2021
With South Africa faced with ongoing power cuts, Jules Scully explores the how solar PV can help decarbonise the country’s coal-heavy grid while providing energy security.
June 11, 2021
South Africa’s solar sector has welcomed a new reform that will increase the country’s licensing exemption threshold for embedded generation projects from 1MW to 100MW.
February 15, 2021
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.
September 25, 2020
South Africa’s solar industry has welcomed new government plans to purchase 6.8GW of additional renewables from independent power producers as of 2022, but warned that an “urgent response” is needed to tackle the country’s ongoing energy crisis.
April 29, 2020
Solar reps join push to ensure government adds green energy to list of sectors allowed back to work starting next month, amid talk of paralysed 2.23GW under-construction pipeline.
October 22, 2019
Association in discussions with Ministry on omitted years, but applauds 'moderate level of certainty' overall.
May 21, 2019
Ministerial move to allow direct clearing of 1-10MW projects by regulator NERSA will help 1GW pipeline awaiting approval ‘for years’, says PV body SAPVIA.
February 19, 2019
Renegotiating renewable tariffs agreed in the early 2010s to help technically insolvent state utility Eskom could “dent investor confidence”, says SAPVIA.
December 11, 2017
A five-point Plan has been devised by The South African Photovoltaics Industry Association (SAPIA) to support development starting, with a target of building 1.5GW of PV annually.

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