Press Release: Solar O&M South Africa Conference 2017

Solar O&M South Africa Conference
South Africa, a world leader in the use of photovoltaic technology

South Africa is quickly becoming a world leader in the use of photovoltaic technology in utility-scale facilities to bolster power supply. This comes in response to the depletion of coal reserves, drive to be more environmentally friendly and the desire to have a guaranteed domestic long-term energy resource. Solar power is rapidly becoming the go-to solution under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programs (REIPPPs) program, especially PV solutions due to the reduction in panel cost by approx. 80% since 2009.

South Africa has 4725 Mega Watts of PV solar power installed which represents about 65% of Africa’s entire cumulative PV capacity. This is set to increase by 157.5MW as part of REIPPP window 3 and an expected 813MW as part of window 4. Every single panel installed needs to be operated at full capacity to avoid Eskom penalties and investor fallout. This means that operation and maintenance work is a vital expense for all solar facilities.

Solar O&M South Africa is a specialised conference that will take place on 5-6 September 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This event will create a professional platform for the solar O&M sector to implement strategies and deliver on operation and maintenance excellence for solar projects. Solar O&M South Africa will gather operations and maintenance specialists from EPC, and O&M service providers, solar facility owners, investment banks, international and local experts and technology providers.

The perfect opportunity for the solar market

The Solar O&M South Africa conference is launched at the right time as EPCs finish their 2- year service contracts, creating an immediate need for the O&M market to capture new commercial opportunities.

The market will see huge growth due to the proliferation advancements outside of these procurement programs. The South African market is witnessing renewed entry of solar players with the recent growth of planned installations of solar PV associated technologies, products and services tied to optimising O&M in solar plants and projects.

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