South Pole are also seeking to source energy attribute certificates, commonly known as renewable energy certificates (RECs), from small-scale distributed solar assets from across Africa. This is for the D-REC Initiative scheme, a new program aiming to increase revenues for distributed solar developers. You can find out more about D-RECs here.
Projects of interest are small-scale solar projects, typically from 50 Wp up to 1 MWp in size, and includes:
- Off-grid or grid-connected projects
- Rural electrification projects
- Water desalination projects
- C&I projects
- Agricultural projects
- Healthcare projects
- Education projects
To be eligible, your project should have access to the electricity generation data from your project, ideally via remote monitoring. Additionally, you must have ownership of the environmental attributes from your project and not be monetizing your project via any other environmental product.