Wednesday, 27 July 2016

SA's solar body gets German co-operation

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and German Solar Association, or BSW-Solar, have agreed to co-operate on a number of critical initiatives required to support the development of the nascent roof-top PV market segment in SA. Roof-top solar PV systems are distributed electricity options, which help to meet a building's electricity needs or provide power within an existing distribution network. The clean energy systems have the potential to help address SA's electricity demands. As the price of PV panels continues to fall globally and with the price of electricity ever going up in SA, more people will look to roof-top solar PV as an alternative. BSW-Solar represents approximately 1 000 companies, and has played a crucial role in creating conditions that are suitable for investment in Germany's solar industry. SAPVIA represents more than 160 companies, organisations and individuals with an interest in the solar PV industry in SA, taking into account the industry's contribution towards energy security and economic development.