The cost of solar technologies has come down dramatically over the past few years, making this an increasingly viable form of renewable energy for South Africa, attendees at the Solar Indaba were told on Tuesday.
The indaba, being held in Cape Town, has drawn 250 industry executives, government officials, bankers and entrepreneurs from across the South African solar sphere.
“At the beginning of our procurement programme, wind projects were at the forefront of the bidding process. But we soon realised we had to look at it on a broader level,” National Energy Regulator of South Africa Electric Regulatory Reform department head Ronald Chauke said. Read on Engineering News >