Energy services: Related resources


GreenCape has published an industry brief promoting the business case for solar PV installations in the Western Cape. Read more


Working with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) we have published a technical report on Industrial scale solar heat in South Africa. Read more


GreenCape, on an annual basis, contributes to global efforts to make known possibilities through advances of the green economy. The REN21 Global Renewable Futures Report 2017 is one such example. Read more


GreenCape and Wesgro are recruiting for a Green Economy Investment and Finance Liaison. Read more


Bioenergy for business has produced an excel based tool to help consider the economic prefeasibility of biomass heating systems, enabling a general comparison fossil fuel heating systems and discounted cash... Read more


On May 30th GreenCape launched it's Annual Report for the 2016/17 financial year - the first of it's kind for the organisation. Read more


Solar just became safer with the South African PV industry Association's (SAPVIA) photovoltaic (PV) GreenCard. Read more


Around 7000 delegates are in the Western Cape this week for the 17th annual African Utility Week. Read more


The South African Energy journey finds itself at an exciting juncture. Local utilities have the space to look at sustainable energy solutions that will provide a reliable and secure supply... Read more


This directory (link on the left) provides South African businesses and entrepreneurs with information on available business funding particularly for small and medium sized businesses. Read more


The electricity supply crisis in South Africa has largely been stabilised. Municipalities now have space to look at sustainable energy solutions that will provide a reliable and secure supply of electricity into... Read more


Useful links below on the Western Cape's green economy. Read more


This brief outlines the basic guiding principles in tariff design for municipalities, to support and adapt to a changing electricity landscape that includes renewable electricity generation. Read more


A list of approved inverters. The list is for information purposes only and the use thereof as a guideline for the selection of an inverter.  Read more


GreenCape has developed a resource pack to assist all relevant stakeholders involved in the installation, management and ownership of SSEG systems, where those systems have generation capacity of less than... Read more


Municipalities have often expressed concerns about how equitable small scale embedded generation (SSEG) is. As a result, some municipalities have been hesitant to promote the installation of solar PV and other systems.

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In this opinion piece, Jack Radmore, Energy Analyst at GreenCape, argues that it is possible to create equity in solar PV.

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Information in this report is structured as a set of 10 questions relevant to the municipal SSEG rules and regulations: Guidelines for Small Scale Embedded Generation Guidelines in Western Cape Municipalities. Read more


Solar PV on packhouses: GreenCape business case demonstrates 15% saving in electricity costs

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