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The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) appointed a new board at its recent Annual General Meeting (AGM). SAPVIA is an industry body which represents players in the solar and renewables industry.

“Our new board members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. We are enormously grateful for their willingness to commit time, energy and expertise to building the solar and PV industry,” says Nivesh Govender, the SAPVIA’s chief operating officer.

The 2020 SAPVIA Board Members are Frank Spencer of Mettle Solar Investments; Maloba Tshehla of ED Platform; Norman Moyo of DPA Africa; and Wido Schnabel of Canadian Solar, who was elected as the board’s chairperson.

Outgoing board members are Simon Haw, Kittessa Roro and Busi Nxumalo.

SAPVIA was formed a decade ago by six individuals with a passion to have renewable energy included in the IRP2010. Today, it represents 378 companies and service providers across South Africa.

“We have come a long way since then and as a body we are excited to step into this new chapter with a multi-talented team steering us,” says Govender. A key area of focus for the year ahead, he adds will be the role that the renewables sector can play in helping to kick-start the South African economy post-pandemic.

The new board will serve a two year term of office.

Contact Kim Thomas, SAPVIA, Tel 021 200-5856, kim@sapvia.co.za

 

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