December 2014

Independent Power Suppliers asked to help SA

There is a 450MW that is ready to deploy; the government is late on on announcing the contracts:


No daytime load shedding, says Eskom

​“Power utility Eskom says South Africans can breathe a sigh of relief on Tuesday as no power cuts were expected during the day but things could change in the evening.”  Read more

As it happened – Eskom briefing on latest load shedding

“ Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona says he has the tough job of balancing maintenance, which can not be compromised, while ensuring adequate capacity to meet demand.”  Read more

Call for Eskom to declare national power crisis

​“This crisis has touched the daily lives of all South Africans, and affects every aspect of our existence including our transport infrastructure, our water supply, our hospitals and our schools.”  Read more

Gloomy outlook after four days of blackouts

“​The Times reports that the current power crisis will plunge some suburbs into darkness for an excess of 50 hours this week and the prognosis is bleak well into the new year.”  Read more

Eskom in scramble to secure funding

​“Uncertainty surrounding power supply constraints presents South Africa with more hurdles to overcome in its bid to drive economic growth, put a meaningful dent in unemployment and turn the government’s National Development Plan into a reality.”  Read more

SOLA wins Construction World Award

​​SOLA Future Energy has won an award for Best Specialist Contractor at this years Construction World 2014 Best Projects awards. The award was presented to SOLA’s representative, Daniel Goldstuck at the awards dinner in Johannesburg in early November for the Black River Park solar PV project. The 1.2MW solar project is the largest of its kind in Africa and the first to legally be permitted to sell electricity back to the City of Cape Town. SOLA Future Energy was the turn-key design and construct contractor and obtained all required permits and licenses from the City of Cape Town.


Dan Goldstuck receiving the award on behalf of SOLA for best specialist contractor