Renewable energy: Related resources


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


In response to business interest and requests for information, GreenCape has developed a report on the business case for biogas from solid wastes in the Western Cape. Read more


On the 19th of October 2017 the City of Cape Town (CoCT) hosted an energy, water and waste forum. Read more


GreenCape, with assistance from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, has developed interactive maps indicating the location and abattoir throughput for red meat, poultry and ostriches 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


The Annual Trade and Industry Policies and Strategies (TIPS) Forum was held at the Development Bank of South Africa with this year's theme being Industrialisation and sustainable growth. 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


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


This report constitutes part of the Regional Resource Flow Model (RRFM) project. It forms part of the bottom-up 'resource needs' component of the project with the explicit aim of updating and... Read more


This report forms part of the Regional Resource Flow Model (RRFM) project of GreenCape. The goal of the RRFM is to provide strategic analysis of the provincial economy to identify... Read more


The goal of the RRFM project is to provide a strategic analysis of the provincial economy and identify possible resource constraints that may limit the competitiveness and resource productivity of... Read more


This report represents the top down macro-economic approach that aims to help inform and focus the more detailed bottom up work.The macro-economic analysis in this report made use of a... Read more


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


A webinar initiated and hosted by the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited on Small Project IPPs. Read more


Through its Renewable Energy IPPs Procurement Programme, the DoE has been engaging with the sector in order to strengthen the role of IPPs in renewable energy development. 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


The Eskom IDM programme, in consultation with NERSA, will therefore be piloting (with immediate effect from 1 June 2012) the inclusion of small-scale renewable energy solutions to further broaden the... 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


A guide book written to help businesses understand the municipal procurement process. Read more


Through this project, GreenCape promoted investments in green technologies, processes and systems in the Western Cape. Our overall goals were to unlock the potential of bio-based resources and to 'green' agricultural value chains.

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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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GreenCape's 2015 Market Intelligence Reports for investors and businesses in the green economy are now available.

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June 15th marks an international celebration of the power of wind it's many opportunities in the green economy. 

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CEO Evan Rice explains that not only is renewable energy already happening in South Africa, but it's creating massive headway in the green economy and the move away from fossil fuels.

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GreenCape's Renewable Energy Sector Manager, Maloba Tshehla, appears alongside Minister Alan Winde in the Cape Business News to discuss the success of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

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GreenCape would like to thank all those who attended our Eskom networking event this week. 

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GreenCape, Mazars and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr recently partnered together for a networking event on Tax and Commercial Matters Pertaining to the Renewable Energy Sector: Read more


Watch to see how a successful new initiative proves this nation can launch a clean-energy future.

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GreenCape CEO, Evan Rice, was recently interviewed on CNBC Africa to discuss the renewable energy mix in South Africa. 

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A special thanks to Eskom representatives, Barbara van Geems and Justine Wyngaardt, for sharing the lessons learned from IPP grid connection applications. Another thank you to all those who attended the event.

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On behalf of GreenCape, and our presenters from CSIR, Emergent Energy and CCDI, we would like to thank all those who made it out to our networking event last week.

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We would like to thank everyone who came out to Mazars this past week for an evening of informative presentations and industry networking. And many thanks to all those at Mazars who contributed to a successful evening!

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On behalf of the GreenCape team, we would like to extend our thanks to CAPEAFRICA and MegaJoule for partnering with us in our latest networking event. 

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