Monthly Archives: May 2012

Eskom price shocker

Eskom Holdings needs to raise its electricity tariffs by 48% over the next five years – even before accounting for the effects of inflation – in order to complete its R340bn capacity expansion programme and pay off all debts used … Continue reading

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How First Solar Lost More Than $10 Billion In Market Cap In One Year

First Solar Shares in solar panel manufacturer First Solar are selling off this afternoon after the company reported its first loss as a publicly trade company yesterday as revenue declined some 12 percent. But the weakness at First Solar is … Continue reading

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U.S. Slaps High Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels

The United States on Thursday announced the imposition of antidumping tariffs of more than 31 percent on solar panels from China. The move by the Commerce Department is certain to infuriate Chinese officials already upset after recent bilateral frictions over … Continue reading

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Standard to invest R10bn in green power

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest lender by assets, plans to commit more than R10bn to green energy projects in South Africa, its head of power finance said on Thursday. Alastair Campbell said there was significant appetite from both local and … Continue reading

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