Articles tagged with: solar

Provincial RFI Solar PV Roof Top

on Tuesday, 18 September 2012. Posted in Solar

 Provincial RFI Solar PV Roof Top

The Movement towards renewable energy generation globally and in South Africa is one that is gathering momentum with in many instances South Africa finding itself one step behind in the opportunities that are presenting themselves in the Renewable Energy Market. One field of this Renewable Energy Market is the Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) Market and in particular the Rooftop PV market. If one consults with data on solar radiation for the Province of KwaZulu Natal the trends indicate  that there is sufficient radiation for the successful implementation of a solar PV projects in the province. Although many of these PV projects may take place in the form of on the ground PV farms, global trends as well as interest in KZN from oversea investors indicate a growing appetite for rooftop PV installations. Across Europe and in many
Developing countries the trends are showing that Governments are Viewing rooftop PV installations as an effective way to generate electricity without the need for new
Construction or space  requirements.

Green Jobs

on Tuesday, 18 September 2012. Posted in Green Economy

Green Jobs

Powerful forces are driving a green economic revolution worldwide, providing in the process a strong lever for broad-based economic development in many parts of the globe, and often reorienting national development trajectories.

South Africa, having one of the most carbon-intensive economies in the world, is no exception. Its national government is strongly committed to unleashing the potential of the green economy. This is clearly spelt out in the ‘New Growth Path’2 strategy document, which classifies the green economy as one of the ten ‘jobs drivers’. The ‘Industrial Policy Action Plan’3 in turn, encompasses strategic initiatives to develop green industries and to improve energy efficiencies. More recently, the ‘National Climate Change Response Strategy’ white paper highlighted a set of near term flagship programmes that underline the progressive transition towards a greener economy4.