The impact of Phase I of South Africa’s Integrated Resource plan (IRP) and the key challenges faced in PV project development will be placed under the spotlight during PV Insider’s eagerly anticipated free webinar on Wednesday 25th April at 09.30am (BST).
With the announcement of the Integrated Resource Plan in 2010, global and local PV players have turned their attention towards South Africa as a market with huge potential for future growth in renewables. In December 2011 the Department of Energy received 53 project bids across different technologies, awarding 632 MW of PV, 150 MW of CSP and 634 MW of wind. Recent coverage revealed that in 2012 a staggering 18 PV projects are under development, with a further 650MW of photovoltaic capacity expected to be confirmed by August.
However, despite substantial growth in South Africa, the success of current projects is by no means guaranteed. Analysts have indicated that costs must continue to decline if PV is to compete with cheaper forms of energy. In addition, experts have pointed to a lack of experience in developing utility scale plants in this region as a hurdle for developers to overcome.
To debate these critical industry challenges in greater depth, PV Insider has organized a free webinar, taking place on Wednesday 25th April at 09.30am BST (10.30am SAST). During this one hour interactive session, Davin Chown of SAPVIA, Linda Thompson, Head of Solar Developments at Mainstream Renewable Power and Conrad Hefer from Cresco Project Finance will debate and discuss these critical topics:
The webinar can be joined for free at by following the link below, and with limited spaces available it is advised that you sign-up early.
The programme is part of the preparation for the PV Project Development Summit South Africa, which is taking place on 3-4 September in Johannesburg.
For more information about both the webinar and the event contact Jack Ahearne at firstname.lastname@example.org
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