The most comprehensive and up to date list of privately owned PV installations in SA contains more than 250 solar installations producing a total 27656kWp or 27MWp; the equivalent of a utility scale PV power station. More than 45 listed contractors. The table above shows the top 40 contributors to the list along with each organizations’ total listed installations indicated in kWp.
Currently the largest listed rooftop solar system is the Black River Park system, this system is soon to be moved to second place when another massive 1,8MW rooftop system is commissioned. The details of the 1,8MW system may not yet be made public and will be included in one of our posts as soon as permission has been granted.
Despite the fact that the economic hub is in Gauteng, the Western Cape is leading the solar-pv-installation-race with the most installed & listed privately owned pv system capacity at 10212kWp followed by Gauteng at 8196kWp; KZN comes in at third place with 3241kWp.
It should be noted that systems and information used in the table above, were sourced from the list at the link provided below and was last updated on the 20th Feb 2015. Contractors who have not yet made the required information available; has not been included in the projected figures. The table containing the information can be searched, scrolled and sorted in order to provide information that can be tailored to the readers’ requirements. Companies involved in solar PV installations are invited to share the information on installations in order to create a realistic perspective of the actual number of PV installations being commissioned locally.