Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What is the future for the solar industry in Africa?

With South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan (finalised in March 2011), it is clear that solar energy is on the rise and is getting a lot more traction than a year ago.
The IRP allocates a staggering 8,400MW of solar PV to be built by 2030, rolling out 300MW of large scale PV per year from 2012 onwards.
Recently, the African Development Bank agreed to a renewable loan of US$365 million, which will boost the South African solar industry, moving it away from an off-grid industry.
According to recent media reports, SA could see its first hybrid power station, which would combine concentrated solar power and coal, after Kusile.
The Department of Energy is also now calling on investors to submit proposals to build the country's first renewable energy power plants.
Register before 8 August 2011 and receive 10% off the current registration price. To qualify, quote sales ID: SEA04
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You cannot afford to miss-out on this unique opportunity. The organisers of Solar Energy Africa invites you to be part of this niche event that will address the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable energy provision in Africa.
2011 Highlights:
Ministerial opening plenary discussion:
"Unlocking Africa’s generation capacity"
Minister Dipuo Peters
Minister Malusi Gigaba
Honourable Minister Dipuo Peters
Ministry of Energy
South Africa
Honourable Minister Malusi Gigaba
Ministry of Public Enterprises
South Africa
Other key speakers include:
  • Elham Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission, Ethiopia
  • Joao Baptista Borges, State Secretary of Energy, Ministry of Water and Energy, Angola
  • Nelisiwe Magubane, Director General, Department of Energy, South Africa
  • Jasper Odour, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia
  • Phindile Nzimande ,CEO, National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), South Africa
  • Tanguy Boussard, Head of Operations, Botswana Power Corporation, Botswana
For registration information contact:
Malvin Kane
Phone: +27 21 700 3525
Fax: +27 (0) 21 700 3501

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