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City of Cape Town gets energy boost with new 1.2 MW private rooftop solar plant

Engineering News – ONLINE

29 July 2014

A 1.2 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, positioned on the rooftop of a Cape Town office block, would feedexcess electricity into the City of Cape Town’s electrical distribution network.

The Black River Park solar project would sell electricity back to the city for 49.72c/kWh – lower than the rate at which the office park buys electricity from the municipality.

“The approval from the City of Cape Town marks a considerable breakthrough in the pursuit of electricityusers who invest in independent power production to sell energy back to the distributors during periods where it is not needed on site,” South African PV Industry Association spokesperson and Sola FutureEnergy MD Chris Haw said in a statement this week.  Read more…

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