DEA Renewables

New map offers visibility of all renewable-energy project applications

A new map detailing the applications for environmental authorisation to build renewable-energy projects in South Africa has been released, says research organi- sation Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) project leader Paul Lochner.

“This is the first time that a publicly available database of these proposed projects is available in South Africa. It provides a valuable resource for the authorities, developers, nongovernmental organisations and other stakeholders,” says Lochner.

This map is the first significant output from the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) that the CSIR is conducting on behalf of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) for the efficient and effective roll-out of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in South Africa. Read on Engineering News >

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