You can sell excess solar power back to government
You can sell excess solar power back to govt – but it may take around 7 years to break even
Small-scale embedded generators can get around 72 cents for every kilowatt hour pumped back into the grid via a bi-directional electrical meter.
These solar power systems cost upwards of R200,000 and can be paid off in seven years by combining savings with municipal feed-in tariffs.
But additional monthly charges and the system’s 15-to-25-year lifespan are causes for careful consideration.
Energy experts are calling for feed-in tariffs to be increased, to shorten the pay-back time.
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