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The Droogfontein Solar Power project is located 20km outside Kimberley in the Sol Plaatje municipality in the Northern Cape 
PHOTO: Lucky Nxumalo
The Droogfontein Solar Power project is located 20km outside Kimberley in the Sol Plaatje municipality in the Northern Cape PHOTO: Lucky Nxumalo

Johannesburg - South Africa’s successful renewable energy programme is in peril, the renewable industry warned on Tuesday.

This comes after an inter-governmental task team placed the programme in limbo, telling Parliament it would be difficult to sign any new contracts before next year.

Industry body the South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) said it is deeply disappointed that the Department of Energy and Eskom failed to provide any certainty for investors during the parliamentary update.

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