The City of Cape Town announced at the end of 2018 that the failure to register your solar panel with the City of Cape Town before 28 February 2019 may result in heavy fines being imposed, additional service fees and disconnection of electricity. The registration date has now been extended to 31 May 2019 and registration is free.
Generating electricity can be hazardous and therefore all small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) systems connected to the network of electricity are required to be approved by the City of Cape Town prior to installation.
While off-grid systems are not connected to the electricity network, they must also be declared to the City of Cape Town to verify that they are not connected to the network and are not mistakenly charged a service fee for disconnection of unauthorised supply. Solar water heaters are exempt from registration.
For more information on how to register your solar panel please visit: www.capetown.gov.za/solarpv
For more information contact: