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Ntombifuthi Ntuli, SAWEA CEO, said: “This announcement means that the industry can now easily enter into Power Purchase Agreements with private entities ... and deliver projects quickly, which will stimulate economic recovery."
Twenty-five-year old Eyethu Mabena is part of a cohort of eight youth being trained as wind turbine service technicians under the stewardship of the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre.
An internship programme, which launched six years ago, has already provided career opportunities to seventy-four young students who have passed through the programme.
South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) recently hosted a webinar where industry experts shared their insights on the opportunities renewable energy presents not only for the possible bidders but also the entire renewable energy value chain.
CEOs of companies within the wind energy sector, including the South African Wind Energy Association CEO, have written an open letter to G20 member countries urging them to prioritise renewable energy in the face of the global climate crisis.
A decade into South Africa’s renewable energy programme, evidence of a maturing sector continues to come to the fore, most recently with the launch of a programme that will help the sector to be a legitimate actor in the just energy transition.
School learners across South Africa’s green energy map are getting ready to welcome the EnergyDRIVE, a partnership between the South African Wind Energy Association and the Durban University of Technology.
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the announcement by President Ramaphosa to lift the threshold for companies to produce their own electricity without a licence to 100MW.