Posts tagged as SAPVIA

New registration rules for small scale embedded generation

The Draft Licencing Exemption and Registration Notice gazetted today for public comment. The Notice articulates the intention of the Department of Energy (DoE), in consultation with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa), to repeal the Exemption Notice published under Government Notice Number 1231 of 10 November 2017 and thereby amend it , by […]

Working hard to develop the industry

Davin Chown, the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association’s (SAPVIA’s) chairperson, says that while the recent signing of the 27 power-purchase agreements has ushered in many a sigh of relief, what happens next with the Expedited Round, the Small IPP Programme and the IRP (which will be up for another round of consultation before being made […]

How to ensure quality solar PV installations

As solar PV technology in South Africa transitions from the utility scale market into the residential, commercial and industrial (RCI) segments, the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) is supporting the development of mechanisms to ensure responsible and sustainable transition into these markets. The PV GreenCard is one such mechanism developed by SAPVIA in partnership with the German […]

SAPVIA: Green economy subcommittee established

The first five years of SAPVIA’s existence has focused on the embedding of solar PV into the fabric of South Africa’s electricity sector, ostensibly through the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement (REIPPP) process. SAPVIA started in 2010 with six founding members, all who were solar PV development companies, however, in the intervening six years, the association […]

Rooftop solar PV finance and insurance issues highlighted

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association’s (SAPVIA’s) network evening, which took place in July 2017, had an impressive turnout for its three main speakers. The topics focused on financing and insurance risks associated with solar PV installations and projects, as well as an update from SAPVIA about the recently-launched PV Green Card. Duncan Abel, from […]

Solar PV industry association SAPVIA and EE Publishers reach strategic agreement

  The South Africa Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and EE Publishers, the region’s leading energy and electricity sector publisher, have reached an agreement for EE Publishers’ Energize magazine to be the official publication and voice for SAPVIA in Southern Africa. In addition, EE Publishers’ Vector magazine, which covers electrical installations and contracting, switchgear and drives, […]

Guide on installing solar PV systems released

  The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), in its ongoing support for and encouragement of solar PV installations and as part of its PV Greencard initiative, has released a comprehensive guide on how to install a solar PV system. The booklet, in PDF format, can be downloaded by clicking here. The guidelines explain the […]