Hold on to your seats, things are changing and by February 2016 we will have our new CoC, FINALLY an UPDATED SANS10142.... and most importantly the regulations required for installation of Solar PV (embedded generation)
Some changes to look forward to :
-Single page CoC book (triplet copy) one for you, one for client and one to be kept in book to be return to DoL in order to obtain new book.
-Test report is dependable on registered person. New standard test reports will be created and made freely available to contractors. They will be allowed to be modified in order to suit requirements.
-Regs have been adapted for alternative supply installations. Also see SANS10142 part 3 (if not adapted into SANS10142 part 1)
-All solar PV installations shall comply and have to have a valid certificate of compliance.
-Installation of Solar PV and for that matter any other form of alternative supply will have to be done by a company that employs at full capacity an registered electrician.
-So sorry, no more install it yourself and have a registered person do the electrical connection and issue a CoC.
-Both DC and AC will have to comply and CoC test report will have both parts included.
-Only IE's and MIE's able to certify DC side of installation (as per what I heard this only complies with the battery DC side and not the PV DC side)