Cape Town – Residents who own and operate electricity-generating solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in their homes have until May 31 to register their systems after the City extended the deadline from February 28.
Although there was no charge for registering solar PV systems, a fee would, however, be applied to residents who failed to register their systems by May 31, said mayoral committee member for energy and climate change, councillor Phindile Maxiti.
“The R6 425.90 service fee for the removal of unauthorised small-scale embedded generation will only be applied in cases where residents fail to register their system with the City by May 31, 2019.
"Residents should note, however, that there may be costs associated with ensuring that the system is either compliant or off-grid,” he said.
He said registration told the City where a system was connected and confirmed the quality of the installation so that staff and contractors would not be electrocuted when working on it.