SA solar plant allocation low

source: News24
2010-03-30 22:27

Pretoria – It is a concern that the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) has allocated only 50 megawatts (MW) for Concentrated Solar Plants (CSPs) by 2013, the Southern Africa Solar Thermal and Electricity Association (Sastela) said on Tuesday.

“The current project pipeline under development is between 500 and 1 000 MW… we recommend that Nersa revises the CSP allocation to 500 MW by 2013,” Sastela spokesperson Pancho Ndebele told Nersa’s hearing in Pretoria on the selection criteria for renewable energy projects under the Refit (renewable energy feed-in tariff) programme.

According to Nersa, a Refit is a mechanism to promote the deployment of renewable energy that obliges certain institutions to [continue reading]

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