March 2015

Eskom wants 25.3% tariff increase

“​Eskom’s electricity tariffs may increase by 25.3% from April 1 this year for its direct customers and July 1 for municipal customers if an application to the national regulator is approved.”  Read more

Cape Quarter PV solar project up and running

​“This flagship property within the Tower Property Funds portfolio recently received an extensive PV solar system installation as part of the funds greening and occupancy cost reduction strategy.”  Read more

Solar Infrastructure At Black River Office Park

“Sola Future is the company that has provided the solar infrastructure for the Black River Office park.
The office park has the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic installation in South Africa with a capacity of 1.2MW of power.” Audio

Nersa Moves To Finalise Rules For Connecting Small-Scale Solar To The Grid

“The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will hold public hearings in April as part of a consultation process designed to finalise new rules for small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) generators wanting to supply electricity from their homes or businesses into the grid.”  Read more

Energy Efficiency Savings Tax Incentives Chip away At Energy Problem

“​The additional revenue will be used to fund the broadening of the scope of the energy-efficiency savings tax incentive to include co-generation and an increase in the amount available. Also under consideration is enhancing the accelerated depreciation for solar photovoltaic renewable energy.”  Read more