City of Cape Town: all solar PV and battery systems need to have a City-approved inverter registered by October

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  • City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for energy, Beverley van Reenen, has confirmed that from October 2023, all solar PV and/or battery storage applications at the City of Cape Town will be treated as grid-tied systems.
  • This means that all systems need a City-approved inverter and professional sign-off.
  • Residents without approval face R5000–R7000 fines.

The authorisation process for embedded generation installations applies to small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) systems with a generation capacity smaller than 1 mega-volt ampere (MVA) and embedded generation (EG) systems with a generation capacity of more than 1MVA and less than 100MVA in properties within the City of Cape Town electricity supply area.

Read more on how to apply HERE

Link to the list of approved inverters HERE

Related news: SMA is listed as one of the top three inverter manufacturers in the world 

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