Publications

The State of Solar Water Heater Research in RSA: A Review Popular

In Energy Efficiency Tagged in Research, Solar water heater

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GIZ_Geyer, 2015, State of Solar Water Heater Research.pdf

The State of Solar Water Heater Research in RSA: A Review

The objective of this review is to provide an overview of current SWH research being carried out at South African Universities, Universities of Technology and other research institutions, to identify common themes and priorities in this research, to identify possible gaps that are not being covered by current SWH research, to compile a profile of the SWH researchers actively working in the field and to make recommendations on future SWH research focal areas for South Africa.

Author: Alicia Geyer

Solar Water Heater Standards: Standards Revew and Gap Analysis of Local and International Standards Popular

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GIZ, de Kock, 2015, Review of Solar Water Heater Standards.pdf

Solar Water Heater Standards: Standards Revew and Gap Analysis of Local and International Standards

The purpose of the analysis was to outline and identify the existing and required standards that would lead to high quality production and installation of SWH systems. The evaluation of gap analysis on SWH standards will contribute to the enhancement of the SWH industry, formulate improved decisions for the implementation of the NSWHP and contribute to market development.

 Author: Neville de Kock

Impact of SSEG on distribution network planning and operation Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Municipalities, PV

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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

Analysis of options for the future allocation of PV farms in South Africa Popular

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GIZ_MPE, 2015, Analysis of options for the future allocation of PV farms in South Africa.pdf

Analysis of options for the future allocation of PV farms in South Africa

The aim of the studies presented in this report is to quantify the economic impact of different strategies for the deployment utility scale PV farms in South Africa. These are referred to as ‘allocation strategies’.

Three different allocation strategy scenarios for a total of 8,4GW of utility scale PV farms in South Africa have been considered. These are summarized as follows:

  • Scenario A: As planned” This scenario is according to the existing applications for PV farms where there is a total of, 6,4GW of PV in the ‘Solar Corridor’ (see Figure 2), and 2GW distributed elsewhere in the country.
  • Scenario B: Close to load centers” Here, only 2,6GW of PV is considered in the Solar Corridor, the remaining 5,8GW is distributed across the country.
  • Scenario C: According to REDZs [1]” For this scenario, PV farms have been allocated in the Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDS), as identified by CSIR and DEA within the SEA project [1]. In this scenario, 2,8 GW is considered in the Solar Corridor, and 5,6GW is distributed predominantly in the REDZs.

 

Author: Moeller and Poeller

Cost of Supply Study: Spreadsheet Model

In Publications Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities

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GIZ_Genesis, 2013, Cost of Supply Study Spreadsheet Model.xlsx

Cost of Supply Study: Spreadsheet Model

The cost of supply tool aims to increase municipal understanding on what it costs them to supply electricity to different customers categories in order to (i) develop tariffs that are in line with the occurred costs and (ii) consider the possibility of introducing tariffs for small-scale embedded generation. The guidelines provide explanations on how to use the excel model.

 Author: Genesis

Cost of Supply Study: Spreadsheet Model Guide

In Publications Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities

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GIZ_Genesis, 2013, Cost of Supply Study Spreadsheet Model Guide.pdf

Cost of Supply Study: Spreadsheet Model Guide

The cost of supply tool aims to increase municipal understanding on what it costs them to supply electricity to different customers categories in order to (i) develop tariffs that are in line with the occurred costs and (ii) consider the possibility of introducing tariffs for small-scale embedded generation. The guidelines provide explanations on how to use the excel model

Author: Genesis

SAGEN Phase 1 Brochure

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SAGEN Phase 1 Brochure.pdf

SAGEN Phase 1 Brochure

SAGEN is the South African-German Energy Programme.

SAGEN is improving conditions for investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency in SA, leading to security of energy supply, new skilled jobs and protection of the environment.

Capacity credit for Wind generation in South Africa

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GIZ_ DIgSILENT, 2011, Capacity credit of Wind Generation in South Africa. pdf.pdf

Capacity credit for Wind generation in South Africa

 

This report presents the results of simulation studies for assessing the capacity credit of planned wind farms in South Africa. Therefore, three scenarios have been defined and agreed between ESKOM, GIZ and DIgSILENT based on realistic assumptions with regard to wind farm sites, the potential installed wind generation capacity at these sites and the relevant characteristics of the South African power system, such as load and generation characteristics and planned expansions of thermal and hydro power plants, which have been provided by ESKOM.

 

Author: DIgSILENT GmbH and Windlab Developments South Africa Pty Ltd