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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.
February 10, 2017
This week's Movers & Shakers segment features a company rebrand, a global expansion for India's Adani and good news for US solar, which has experienced 25% jobs growth year-on-year.
July 21, 2016
Bill Gates once again shunned solar power from his vision for energy access in Africa in his talk at the University of Pretoria in South Africa on Sunday, where he argued that whilst “cheap, clean energy” is what Africa needs, solar does not fit the bill.
July 11, 2016
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to loan Eskom, South Africa’s largest utility, US$1.34 billion to put towards the deployment of renewables under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

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