Category Archives: Tools and Guidelines

Power systems simulations comparison

Power system simulation software comparison from CSIR

April 29, 2019
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Declaration for off-grid PV

This form is for a declaration of any PV (City of Cape Town).

March 23, 2019
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City of Cape Town Metropolitan
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293kb
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EG Recording Template (Tshwane example)
March 23, 2019
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City of Tshwane Metropolitan
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227kb
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Different Solar PV Systems
March 23, 2019
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No City
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PV Green Card Brochure for Installers

Provides an overview to installers of the PV Green Card quality assurance programme, the benefits of engaging in this programme, as well as how to apply for such Green Card accreditation. (South African Photovoltaics Industry Association, 2018)

March 23, 2019
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Approved Photovoltaic Inverter list

Type tested Inverters/Equipment in terms of NRS 097-2-1 (City of Cape Town, 2019)

March 22, 2019
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City of Cape Town Metropolitan
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Guide to connection to Small-Scale Embedded Generation to a municipal distribution system: electricity supply by-law and policy requirements

The purpose of this document is to serve as a guide for municipalities to effectively administer the connection of embedded generation systems to the municipal distribution system (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc., 2019).

March 22, 2019
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Recommended practice for assessing the connection of small generators based on renewable energy sources to low-voltage and medium-voltage municipal grids

This guideline is aimed at assisting engineers at municipalities in assessing whether any network changes are required to enable the connection of generators (Lilje, 2018).

March 20, 2019
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A guideline for cost-efficient procurement of photovoltaic assets

This document aims to guide public entities on cost-efficient ways to procure photovoltaic (PV) assets (CSIR, 2018).

March 20, 2019
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Solar PV Cost Benefit Analysis Spreadsheet Tool

This spreadsheet tool calculates the payback periods of solar PV installation if installed now, in 5 years or in 10 years time. Inputs include PV system cost, specifications and generation; building electricity use; electricity tariffs over time; discount rate and finance period, amongst others. The instructions on the use of this tool can be found

January 01, 2019
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