Making solar PV safer


Reductions in the cost of solar panels coupled with rising electricity tariffs and uncertainty of supply, have made solar PV increasingly attractive to both residential and commercial energy users. Although solar PV has become increasingly popular in the residential, commercial and industrial market segment over the last several years, there has until now there been no industry-wide, standardised PV licensing system or registration process. For this reason SAPVIA worked with industry to develop the PV GreenCard as a means to promote quality and safe solar PV installations within the industry. The PV GreenCard is a safety certification, a quality assurance standard, and training programme for solar PV installers. The most important aspect of it is peace of mind that a solar PV installation complies with industry and international best practice, and installers meet minimum internationally bench-marked quality and safety standards. Access to a database of qualified and verifiable solar PV installers via the PV GreenCard website is another way to promote access to safe and reliable PV installations.

Contact Davin Chown, SAPVIA, Tel 021 200-5856,


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