Resilience Case Study: Building resilience in the solar PV sector through quality assurance
  Aug 8, 2019     Resilient Cape Town, 100 Resilient Cities, Resilience, Solar PV, Energy Services, Smart Electricity, SSEG, Renewable Energy, Case Study, Green Tech, green economy, PV, photovoltaic, greentech, training, skills development, business, renewable, Cape Town, GreenCape, Document, Library, News

GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town.

Resilience is the “capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience” (100 Resilient Cities, 2019).

GreenCape has published a resilience case study looking at skills development initiatives that are contributing to the creation of a resilient and profitable solar PV industry in Cape Town, appropriately titled: Building resilience in the solar PV sector through quality assurance and skills development.

It is written for decision makers in government, academia and business in South Africa (SA) and beyond, who are involved in energy security/resilience, strategic economic development, quality assurance, and skills development.

The case study focuses on: 

  • The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC), an accredited, national, renewable energy training centre.
  • The national South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Service Technician qualification.
  • The PV GreenCard, a voluntary national initiative by the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) which promotes safe and quality solar PV installations and installer accreditation.

To access the free case study, click on the link provided above (click the title).