Local renewable energy supplier Suntech Solar Power South Africa has launched proceedings in the High Court seeking to interdict and set aside the “selective and unlawful” exemptions granted by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) in respect of the current round of the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). Prior to recent decisions made by the DTIC, the company stood to participate in the RMIPPPP projects by supplying solar panels to preferred bidders.