In December 2011, 28 Independent Power Producers won preferred bidder status in the South African Department of Energy’s request for proposals – 20 of these were solar developers, with 631.53MW allocated to PV and 150MW to CSP. With these companies now well on their way to the next phase and a new cohort of bidders competing for the upcoming deadline, everyone is looking for assurances on allocations, finance, policy, local requirements and permitting.
The 2nd Annual Solar South Africa 2012 is designed to address these challenges head-on. With practical presentations, discussions and updates from all the key industry players includingsuccessful and prospective project developers, international investors, Eskom and policy-makers including the Department of Energy and NERSA, as well as environmental permitting authorities,local partners and many more.
Whether you’re a developer looking for investment and local partnership opportunities, or aninvestor seeking new prospects in the country, Solar South Africa 2012 is the ideal forum to get up-to-date with the latest industry news and developments, network with your peers and make the contacts you need to get ahead in this exciting new market.
So why do you need to be there?
Solar South Africa 2012 is perfectly timed to examine the progress of first round bidders as well as to analyse what problems remain with the process and look at how the second round of successful bidders are faring since March
Network with carefully selected participants actively seeking projects to fund, support and partner with
The programme is end-user led: hear first-hand accounts from developers who have undertaken the bidding process and get advice on how best to go about completing a successful bid
Meet local manufacturers, suppliers and producers looking to partner with new contacts
Hear from international as well as local assessment authorities and find out how to ensure you’re up-to-date with the latest industry developments
28th event in Green Power Conferences Global Solar Series: Excellent track record of attracting C-Level and Director-Level attendees from leading industry bodies
Solar South Africa 2012 is set to be the most exciting solar event of the year. But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what attendees from last year’s event had to say….
“Very good; well organised with a focussed approach to Solar Energy”
Charles Wiggill, South Africa Representative, PV Line Germany
“Excellent; absolutely essential if your 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
“Good; 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