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Solar PV Installation Guidelines Popular

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GIZ_SAPVIA_DGS_RED Engineering, 2017, Solar PV Installation Guidelines.pdf

Solar PV Installation Guidelines

The guidelines explain the basics of electricity generation, Solar PV components, planning and sizing of the Solar PV installation. Other general guidelines are presented on working from heights, recurring duties and appropriate example installations.

Author: Udo Siegfriedt (DGS Berlin), Clemens Brandt (RED Engineering)

Municipal Small-Scale Embedded Generation Tariff Regimes Popular

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GIZ _SEA,2017, Municipal Small-Scale Embedded Generation Tariff Regimes.pdf

Municipal Small-Scale Embedded Generation Tariff Regimes

The report provides information on the impact of solar PV SSEG introduction on municipal revenue in the City of Tshwane to inform policy and support SSEG tariff setting.

Authors: Mark Borchers (Sustainable Energy Africa)

Impact of SSEG on distribution network planning and operation Popular

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GIZ_M.P.E., 2015, Impact of SSEG on distribution planning and operation.pdf

Impact of SSEG on distribution network planning and operation

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview about the technical impact of small scale embedded generators (SSEG), in particular rooftop PV-systems, on planning and operation of LV distribution networks. It further provides guidelines for the proper definition of interconnection rules for rooftop PV, considering relevant performance and safety aspects.

Authors: Pöller/M.P.E. GmbH, Obert/M.P.E. GmbH, G.Moodley/DIgSILENT Buyisa LTD

Discussion Paper: Low & Middle Income Grid Connected Solar PV Approaches in South Africa Popular

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GIZ_SEA, 2017, Low and Middle Income Rooftop Solar PV Approaches in South Africa.pdf.pdf

Discussion Paper: Low & Middle Income Grid Connected Solar PV Approaches in South Africa

 

This discussion paper looks at promising policy and technology approaches to make solar rooftop PV more accessible to the greater South African population. The paper mentions lessons learnt from case studies analysed, the business cases for households and municipalities, and identifies various opportunities and recommendations.

 

Author: Sustainable Energy Africa

GIZ SALGA Small-Scale Embedded Generation Impact: Model Popular

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GIZ_Genesis, 2017, Small-Scale Embedded Generation Impact Model (updated March 2019).xlsx

GIZ SALGA Small-Scale Embedded Generation Impact: Model

This is an excel-based tool that calculates how municipal revenue is impacted by customers installing solar PV, as well as the business case for customers that install solar PV. The spreadsheet has 2017 Tshwane data included as an illustration, but should be updated for the particular municipality in question before use (Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017).

 Developed By: Genesis

Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017, SSEG Tariff Model Video 2 Popular

Tagged in Municipalities, PV

This is video tutorial (part 2 of 3) explains how to use the SSEG tariff excel-based tool that calculates how municipal revenue is impacted by customers installing solar PV, as well as the business case for customers that install solar PV. The spreadsheet has 2017 Tshwane data included as an illustration, but should be updated for the particular municipality in question before use (Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017)

Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017, SSEG Tariff Model Video 3 Popular

Tagged in Municipalities, PV

This is video tutorial (part 3 of 3) explains how to use the SSEG tariff excel-based tool that calculates how municipal revenue is impacted by customers installing solar PV, as well as the business case for customers that install solar PV. The spreadsheet has 2017 Tshwane data included as an illustration, but should be updated for the particular municipality in question before use (Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017)

Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017, SSEG Tariff Model Video 1 Popular

Tagged in Municipalities, PV

This is video tutorial (part 1 of 3) explains how to use the SSEG tariff excel-based tool that calculates how municipal revenue is impacted by customers installing solar PV, as well as the business case for customers that install solar PV. The spreadsheet has 2017 Tshwane data included as an illustration, but should be updated for the particular municipality in question before use (Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017).

Fact Sheet: Institutionalising PV training in the CoT staff development programme Popular

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SAGEN RE - PV Training FS - Digital.pdf

Fact Sheet: Institutionalising PV training in the CoT staff development programme

GIZ-SAGEN supports capacity building measures that assist municipalities in their efforts to create a regulatory environment that allows for the safe and economically feasible integration of SSEG into distribution systems. This fact sheet summarizes SAGEN's support to the City of Tshwane's  internal training centre with developing and implementing a train-the-trainer course on PV systems and funding of PV facilities for practical training.

Author: GIZ

The Upper Blinkwater Minigrid Popular

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The Upper Blinkwater Minigrid

The brochure showcases the project summary and lessons learned on the Upper Blinkwater Minigrid Project. This project is based on a strong cooperation between Lower Saxony and the Eastern Cape Province, which have since 1995 had a long-standing partnership and has created a strong political will to implement a minigrid electrification project. The goal of this project is to develop and test a decentralized, sustainable energy supply concept for the rural population in South Africa. The main activity is the development and implementation of a hybrid minigrid system based on renewable ener­gies and diesel backup in a selected community in the Eastern Cape Province.

 Authors: Jointly created work with text contribution from the partners involved

Status of Small-Scale Embedded Generation in South African Municipalities Popular

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SALGA_GIZ,2020, Status of Small Scale Embedded Generation2.pdf.pdf

Status of Small-Scale Embedded Generation in South African Municipalities

This publication presents the status of Small-Scale Embedded Generation in South Africa and how the number of municipalities allowing SSEG into their networks continue to grow well into the future, in line with the decentralization of electricity generation across the globe.

This report covers the following:

  • Regulatory framework and institutional update relevant to SSEG in municipal electricity distributor networks
  • Quantitative overview of SSEG uptake in municipal electricity distributor networks (Eskom supply areas are not reported on in this publication)

 Authors:  SALGA

SALGA GIZ, 2021, SSEG Guide for Munics pdf Popular

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SALGA_GIZ, 2021, SSEG Guide for Munics final digital.pdf.pdf

SALGA GIZ, 2021, SSEG Guide for Munics pdf

This guide booklet describes the process of change in order to accommodate Small Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) onto the South African Municipalities networks. It  summarises the approach of the SSEG support programme and references the available resources for municipalities and what steps they need to undertake.

 

Author/s: SALGA, SEA, GIZ SAGEN 

Local Government RE & EE Strategy Guide

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SALGA_GIZ, 2021, -EE+RE-Strategy-Guide for Munics.pdf

Local Government RE & EE Strategy Guide

This  Local Government Renewable Energy and Enregy Efficiency Strategy Guide provides a clear programme of action for local government to promote the development of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) in line with national policy direction and within local governance mandates. It also offers technical support, led by SALGA, to strengthen the capacity of municipalities to undertake this work.

 

Author/s: SALGA, SEA & GIZ