It’s been a busy month for the South African solar industry. The second round of bidders have now been assessed by the Department of Energy and NERSA according to a selection of key criteria and a special focus on local content.
Of the 19 successful bidders, 9 new PV projects – with a total allocation of 417 MW – have been given the go ahead, demonstrating the government’s confidence in solar as the leading technology capable of delivering both energy security and economic development.
The 2nd Annual Solar South Africa will bring together both the local and international solar community to discuss the opportunities now available in the market but also the challenges that still lie ahead.
Plus, receive a 20% discount off the registration fee as a member of the National Green Energy Council. Please quote IGEC20 when registering to receive this exclusive rate.
As the successful first round bidders prepare for financial close, it’s a hectic time for everyone in the industry. This year’s event provides a 360 degree view of the South African solar industry, and all the major players will be present including financiers, developers and EPC’s, policy makers, associations and environmental consultancies.
The expert speaking faculty includes:
Government, Regulators & Utilities
Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Minister of Energy, Department of Energy
Barry MacColl, Acting General Manager, Research, Test and Development, Group Technology Division, Eskom (read the 60 second interview)
Ronald Chauke, Head of Department Electric Regulatory Reform, National Energy Regulator of South Africa
Jed Borrill, Managing Director, Scatec Solar South Africa
Dick Berlijn, Chief Executive Officer, Sub Solar (read the 60 second interview)
Chris Haw, Managing Director, Aurora Power / Chairman, SAPVIA
Sekhar Subramoney, Programme Manager, Momentous Energy (read the project developer insight interview)
Kelley Starke-Dow, Chief Executive Officer, Kensani Capital Advisory
Stefano Sommadossi, Chief Executive Officer, NextEnergy Capital
Omar Vajeth, Head of Power and Energy, ABSA
Paul Eardley Taylor, Director: Investment Banking Coverage, Standard Bank (read the 60 second interview)
Associations & Environmental Organisations
Saliem Fakir, Head of Living Planet Unit, WWF (read the 60 second interview)
Lyn Brown, Senior Environmental Scientist, SRK Consulting
Alwyn Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) (read the 60 second interview)
EPCs & Service Providers
DeVilliers Botha, Operations Director, Solareff Engineering
Andreas Wagner, Regional Sales Manager, Bosch Solar Energy
Trevor De Vries, Managing Director – Sub Saharan Africa, AEG Power
Storm Le Roux, Managing Partner, ISDC Group
Plus many more. Click here to see a full list of speakers.
With practical workshops and presentations, interactive discussions and over 7 hours of networking opportunities, Solar South Africa is this year’s one-stop-shop for the region’s solar industry.
To find out more please see www.greenpowerconferences.com/solarsouthafrica
I look forward to meeting you in Johannesburg
Director of Solar South Africa 2012
Some of the testimonials from the 2011 conference include:
Very good; well organised with a focussed approach to Solar Energy”
Charles Wiggill, South Africa Representative, PV Line Germany
“Excellent; absolutely essential if you are in the PV industry in South Africa” Mark Bleloch, Director, SunSpot SA
“Good; the Conference was well organised and attended”
Khanyiso Zihlangu, Deputy Director, Department of Energy
“This is an excellent opportunity to interact with the complete spectrum of those involved in the solar industry across South Africa”
Colin Turner, Managing Director, greenTEK ventures
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How to Book
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E: Samantha Coleman
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