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Fight or flight: South Africa’s continuing energy sector saga

Ed's Note: It’s not news that S.Africa’s energy sector is in turmoil. Leading the fray is its power utility Eskom but things are afoot to escape disaster.
Risk management.

If no one dies, the risk is acceptable

ESI Africa published a quick risk management poll on Twitter that addressed the catchphrase "if no one dies, the risk is acceptable". 71% disagreed.
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Local SA solar company gets nod from Cyril Ramaphosa

Lamo Solar, a young black-owned small solar energy company, is working towards making renewable energy accessible to all South Africans and into Africa.
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SAREC disappointed in lack of CSP in the IRP2019

SAREC Council Chair Terence Govender says the council was disappointed in the IRP2019 not allocating for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) up until 2030.

SA wind industry says decentralised generation model is needed

The wind industry believes that South Africa needs to shift away from a centralised monopoly to a more efficient decentralised generation model will increase competition and drive down energy prices.
Solar module efficiency

Solar module efficiency increasing as demand rises

In Africa, it is estimated that by 2035 solar PV projects will contribute 9.8% of electricity generation making way for solar module efficiency development.
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Register your solar PV system before 31 May 2019, warns City of Cape Town

In an effort to pre-empt national legislation, the City of Cape Town has issued a notice requiring registration of solar PV systems before 31 May 2019.
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POLL RESULT: What to prioritise to overcome loadshedding?

The poll results are not surprising as South Africans feel that the SSEG market will empower them to withstand the effects of loadshedding.
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City of Cape Town to investigate affordable solar PV structures

The City of Cape Town has signed a letter of collaboration with USAID and the Southern Africa Energy Program to investigate appropriate solar PV schemes for the benefit of the City's residents.