Cape Town says it will fine residents R6,425.90 and disconnect their solar panels if the panels are not registered. The city says it needs to assure that the connections are safe, and does not interfere with the quality of electricity supply.Residents have until February 28, 2019, to  register their solar panels.

The DA-run City of Cape Town has threatened to disconnect solar panels, and will slap residents with a R6,425.90 fine if they fail to register their rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. This applies to both grid-tied and off-grid solar PV systems but does not apply to solar water heaters. Mayoral committee member for informal settlements, water and waste services, and energy, Xanthea Limberg said unauthorised PV systems can interfere with the quality of electricity supply,  electricity demand management and future network planning. She said residents have a “grace period” until February 28, 2019, to register their solar PV connections.

Source: BUSINESS INSIDER SAPublished on 2018-11-26

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