Cape Town unveils cheaper meter to sell solar power back to the City

(Media Release: Issued and provided by the City of Cape Town, Media Office)

The City of Cape Town has unveiled a much cheaper electricity meter for residents to sell their excess solar power back to the City under the ‘Cash for Power’ programme.

The new meter, for single-phase power users, is now available and is roughly 40% cheaper than the three-phase option. The new meter costs R6043 including VAT, compared to R10 508 for the old meter. 

'The City of Cape Town is now ready to rollout the long-awaited cheaper single-phase feed-in meter to enable many more Capetonians to sell their excess solar power to us. The team has successfully been able to procure, test and now launch this single-phase AMI meter for customers. 

'Residents can now place their meters orders, as well as sign up for our Cash for Power programme to earn cash back for the excess power they sell to the City. This in turn helps in our broader goal of ending load-shedding in Cape Town over time,' said Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.

Read the full press release where the City unveiled a cheaper meter for residents to sell solar power back.