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The Annual Trade and Industry Policies and Strategies (TIPS) Forum was held at the Development Bank of South Africa with this year's theme being Industrialisation and sustainable growth. Read more


In July 2014, the CSIR started a process to streamline its offerings in the energy field through the establishment of an integrated energy research centre.

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GreenCape CEO, Evan Rice, was recently interviewed on CNBC Africa to discuss the renewable energy mix in South Africa. 

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The ERC is South Africa’s foremost energy research institution working at the intersection of energy and the environment. 

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"South Africa is currently one of the world's leading examples in terms of sustainable government policy on solar," says Edwin Koot, CEO of Solarplaza, the leading global solar energy conference organiser.

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The newest tender documents for Low Pressure SWH has been released by Eskom. Read more


Solar energy can help South African companies overcome financial implications of future price hikes. Particularly medium-size businesses can benefit. However, in order for sun-generated energy to become mainstream among the South African private sector, the solar industry has to start marketing it as a practical need-to-have solution instead of a green, nice-to-have solution.

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Check out the latest press release from SolarPlaza

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Namibia is planning the development of three solar photovoltaic power stations in Namibia, known as the 3 x 10MW Solar PV Project. 

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The US Trade and Development Agency awarded the Green Cape Sector Development Agency, a subsidiary of the provincial Transport and Public Works Department, more than R5-million to evaluate the technical and financial feasibility of a large-scale solar rooftop project. 

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