Newsletter 30 Sept 2010


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Info and News related to the Renewable Energy Industry and Climate change 
Transparency around Renewable Energy in South Africa 
As the new energy policy direction begins to find traction, it is the role of civil society, political and business organisations to raise the level of information and comprehension about this key delivery area.
South Africa first African country to offer a “feed-in tariff for wind power”
South Africa has recently become the first African country to offer a “feed-in tariff for wind power” which incentivizes production by tendering cash for selling power to the national grid.
Smart Living Handbook
A partnership resource published by City of Cape Town
Solar powered water purification
Having access to clean water at schools or hospitals is as critical as having pencils, books, medical facilities and committed staff.
The Design of adapted Feed-in tariff for African countries 
More than 40 countries have adopted a feed-in tariff. Among them are a number of developing countries that have recently adopted some sort of FIT…..
Govt takes another step towards purchase of private power 
The South African government has released a nonbinding request for information (RFI) from potential developers of renewable energy, cogeneration and small-scale electricity projects for submission by October 7, 2010.
Robben Island Solar project update. 
“A breeding ground for proving the succesfull adaptation of renewable energy sources” was the gist of how Mr Batte described the initiative.
SA’s DoE Looking to Buy RE Power
South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) has issued a request for information (RFI) on renewable energy projects from private developers, planning to purchase power under the renewable energy feed-in tariff (Refit).
Address by the Minister of Energy
Address by the Minister of Energy, at the second annual Wind Energy Seminar, Midrand (28/09/2010)
South African Wind Atlas now operational. 
The South African Wind Atlas project is a four year project covering areas of the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape.
Strong grid-connection demand from renewable project developers 
South African power utility Eskom has received 156 applications and requests for grid connection from renewable energy power project developers, representing a combined potential generating capacity of 15 154 MW.
Photovoltaic Systems Training 
Solar resource assessment Determination of profitability…….
DBSA Seeks Advisers for South Africa’s Energy Programme 
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) invited advisers at the weekend to bid for the provision of transaction advisory services for the government’s renewable energy feed-in tariff programme.
Upington Energy Plan for Solar park (South Africa) 
Transcript: Post Cabinet briefing by Themba Maseko, Government Spokesperson
Talks continue over buying of private power 
Discussions were at an “extremely advanced” stage for the National Treasury to provide guarantees for electricity bought from independent power producers (IPPs), a senior Energy Department official said last week.
Green Products from UK (Distributors Wanted) 
Greener Gateway will actively engage with, source, manage, support and effectively communicate with our international network of partners
Energy Risk Management Conference..Johannesburg, South Africa.
6, 7, 8 & 9 December 2010 – IIR Conference Centre, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Change of Date for EarthLife Africa AGM 
2nd October 2010
Please note the change of date due to the long weekend, the venue is the Greenhouse Project in Joubert Park.
My Power Station Completes Installation of Power Station at Gecko Rock (South Africa).

Air operated submersible water pump.
The well or borehole pump which operates using air provided by a compressor above ground, instead of an expensive conventional electric pump below ground.
Energy from waste in Durban South Africa…Video
Marc Wright from Durban Solid Waste explains the nature of the project.

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