Draft Solar PV Standards

Attached to this page and available for Download, please find the latest version of the draft standard for embedded generation, also known as “PV and Solar installations.
It is now named: SANS 10142-1-2, The wiring of premises; Part 1-2; Specific requirements for embedded generation installations connected to the low voltage distribution Network in South Africa

The intent of the SABS committee producing this document is to publish and sell this as an additional document and that it remains subservient to SANS 10142-1.

In it’s current format this standard is a summary of other relevant standards and provides a good guideline of information for installers, designers and consultants involved in the sector.

Concerns in this document include:

  • Requirements with regards to
    • Batteries
    • Maintenance
  • Responsibilities of the various entities involved in the design and installation process.

The process forward is shortly:

  1. Feedback to the committee who prepared this SANS document
  2. Their responses/adjustments accordingly,
  3. Further feedback etc. until finalised there.
  4. Submission to the main SANS 10142-1 committee
  5. Consideration and discussion by this committee, where we again have input,
  6. Upon this committee having finalised their decision, circulation for 60 day’s public comment,
  7. Consolidation of comments received and incorporation accordingly,
  8. If substantial changes, re circulation.
  9. Upon approval, submission to the SABS TC67 mother committee, and if approved,
  10. Publication into law.

Please submit responses or comment before 30 June 2019. This version of the document was published on the 1st April 2019 and it is imperative that comments be received and submitted ASAP.

It is AREP’s intention to submit comment on this standard.

Solar Contracts Committee

In the absence of clear and standardized guidelines for Solar PV related agreements and contracts, A.R.E.P. is in the process of creating three different types of documents through a working committee

  1. Solar PV Construction Contract
  2. Solar PV Performance Contract
  3. Solar PV Maintenance Contract

All three of these documents relate to the agreement between various parties and specifically address the Commercial and Industrial Solar PV Sectors. Currently all meetings for the Contracts committees are scheduled to be online. Join us from the comfort of your office or home and login to the meetings through your tablet, mobile phone, desktop or laptop.

Participation is free of charge and you are welcome to provide input or just be present during the discussion.

Solar Surge and Lightning Protection

Join us with a series of online presentations where the various aspects of lightning and surge protection is discussed. The outcome of these online sessions will be to create a short document that industry can use as a checklist and guide for surge protection on Commercial and Industrial solar PV installations.

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This is where you sign up for FREE Membership.

Membership is subject to the Association’s core rules/values providing guidelines to the operations and interactions with the association and are explained in detail in the following documents

  1. AREP Constitution
    1. The Constitution defines how the association works; what it does, as well as its objectives, mandate and strategy.
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    1. Terms and Conditions relate to
      1. The use of personal information
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