Municipalities urged to fast-track incentives to control solar PV | Socio-Economic Development |

Connecting rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to the national grid and incentivising contributors could ease municipalities’ fears of a loss in revenue and challenges around unregulated connections of the carbon-friendly technology.


The take-up of net metering, where rooftop output is connected to the grid and suppliers receive credit for contributions made, would enable local municipalities to control connections and limit revenue loss as residential, commercial and industrial users shifted from carbon-intensive power generators to more environment-friendly options such as solar.


Municipalities derived up to 70% of their income from electricity sales and concerns had emerged that solar PV installations could both reduce demand and provide cheaper output in ways which would jeopardise their finances, a report by independent consultants Frost & Sullivan revealed.

Via Laura Dinnewell