The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) is a not-for-profit body which consists of active players in South Africa’s photovoltaic market who have a genuine, invested presence in the country.
Sustainable Energy Society Of Southern Africa
The Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa or SESSA, is dedicated to the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency including all solar-based energies such as photovoltaics, thermal heating and cooling, wind, biomass and hydro, to name a few.
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Can renewable energy drive economic development?

In South Africa, large-scale renewables facilities are going up in places that haven’t previously enjoyed many economic opportunities and this is helping to drive development in remote areas.
today13 Feb 2012

New umbrella body for renewable energy

Four leading renewable energy associations recently announced their intention to launch an umbrella body to act as a single voice championing the renewable energy industry in South Africa. The announcement followed the Green Economy Accord which was concluded towards the end of 2011 through a series of engagements involving government, business, labour and community at Nedlac. The accord envisages focused action to address climate change concerns and the need to grow the South African economy by simultaneously stimulating the green economy and creating ‘green jobs’.  Pancho Ndebele, chair of the Southern African Solar Thermal and Electricity Association (SASTELA), said, “Creating a united voice for renewable energy custodians is imperative at this juncture in the development of the industry. Both the private sector and NGOs have for many years been promoting renewable energy in an uncertain regulatory environment. Their efforts were never fully coordinated and it has taken time to get to where we are today, on the verge of exponential growth in the broader renewable energy industry. As signatories to the Green Economy Accord we have now taken steps to discharge the obligations we have undertaken, one of which is to create an umbrella body.“
today21 Oct 2013

Concrete cabins on the road

Rocla commenced local manufacture of specialised concrete cabins in July, destined for local photovoltaic (PV) farms. As at the end of August 2013 they have delivered 23 units to PV farm clients.  The concrete cabins are earmarked for two sites, with each site requiring 64 concrete cabins. Completion of delivery is due by end January 2014.