Category Archives: Tools and Guidelines

Documents relevant to technical aspects of SSEG installations and application assessment.

Power systems simulations comparison

A table comparing different power system simulation software characteristics. Compiled by the CSIR (CSIR, 2019).

April, 2019
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All municipalities
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182kb
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PV Green Card Brochure for Installers

An overview of the PV Green Card quality assurance programme for installers, 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, 2019
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National doc
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953kb
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PV Green Card Brochure for Customers

Provides an overview of the PV Green Card quality assurance programme, the benefits the programme for prospective PV SSEG customers, as well as how to go about engaging with PV GreenCard installers. (South African Photovoltaics Industry Association, 2018)

March, 2019
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National doc
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909kb
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Approved Photovoltaic Inverter list

The City of Cape Town’s list of type tested inverters/equipment in terms of NRS 097-2-1. Cape Town periodically updates this list as new inverters come on to the market, so this version may not reflect all type tested inverters available (City of Cape Town, 2019).

February, 2019
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City of Cape Town Metropolitan
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347kb
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Declaration for off-grid SSEG

City of Cape Town’s form for declaring any off-grid generators and UPS systems (City of Cape Town, 2019).

January, 2019
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City of Cape Town Metropolitan
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293kb
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Rooftop PV Guidelines for Safe and legal installations

Provides information for customers on the safe and legal installation of PV SSEG in Cape Town, including how to go about applying for permission to install (City of Cape Town, 2018).

September, 2018
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City of Cape Town Metropolitan
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1.90mb
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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

The Grid Impact Study guideline assists the undertaking such studies to determine whether any network changes are required to enable the connection of generators (such studies are often required if systems exceed the parameters in NRS097-2-3). Covers low and medium voltage connections (MPE, 2018).

May, 2018
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National doc
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707kb
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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, for example when a municipality embarks on procuring PV SSEG on one or more of their public buildings (CSIR, 2018).

March, 2018
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All municipalities
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