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CoCT Solar Legalities - Feb 2019 deadline for registration for all systems

SauRoNZA

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Apparently it makes it less DANGEROUS
This isn't about apparently it's the damn truth.

If there is a power outage and someone is feeding power back into the grid without a technician being aware of it...what do you think is going to happen when they believe the power to be off?

So this is really just to make sure it's done correctly.
 

2012

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#5
This isn't about apparently it's the damn truth.

If there is a power outage and someone is feeding power back into the grid without a technician being aware of it...what do you think is going to happen when they believe the power to be off?

So this is really just to make sure it's done correctly.
Hopefully they are smart and know they even if everyone is "approved", they know we live in SA were dodgy cheap stuff happens all the time, and they suspect Joe down the road did a shoddy repair job to his approved solar system making it dangerous and that's what blacked out the grid to start with?
 

SauRoNZA

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Hopefully they are smart and know they even if everyone is "approved", they know we live in SA were dodgy cheap stuff happens all the time, and they suspect Joe down the road did a shoddy repair job to his approved solar system making it dangerous and that's what blacked out the grid to start with?
Yeah one would hope so but I guess it has never been a concern previously as people didn’t have these things in place.

And I would imagine much like people do dodgy electrical jobs in their houses that only show up upon sale and certification that the jump to going solar sees a hell of a lot more of that happening.
 

oober

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What will happen when you feed into the grid while it's off, won't the inverter kind of overload and switch off? Just wondering.
 

Gnome

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What will happen when you feed into the grid while it's off, won't the inverter kind of overload and switch off? Just wondering.
Yep, which is why this piece of "legislation" seems to be unique to SA
 

Gordon_R

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Yep, which is why this piece of "legislation" seems to be unique to SA
Not true! Wikipedia [USA] article on grid tied inverters:

Grid-tie inverters are also designed to quickly disconnect from the grid if the utility grid goes down. This is an NEC requirement that ensures that in the event of a blackout, the grid tie inverter will shut down to prevent the energy it transfers from harming any line workers who are sent to fix the power grid.
 

maumau

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/waits for increased property valuation letter, queue new own provider levy.
Exactly! Or wanting you to provide free power for 10 shacks. CoCT really screwing with you guys.

I just read they're charging R150 on your rates account for prepaid electricity users.

What the actual fsk?
 
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xrapidx

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Exactly! Or wanting you to provide free power for 10 shacks. CoCT really screwing with you guys.

I just read they're charging R150 on your rates account for prepaid electricity users.

What the actual fsk?
Not just that - you also get charged a sliding rate depending on the size of the water pipe going into your house.
 

ArtyLoop

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so that at some point in the near future they can scam you out of your money - COCT is getting good at it - almost anc like :whistling:
Yup... and also good at inventing new laws to levy new taxes. This has nothing to do about safety. This has to to do with the declining sales of electricity because they created the situation in the first place.

This SA government (DA included), biggest bunch of retards this side of the equator.
 

ArtyLoop

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Eventually we will be taxed for the air we breathe, the little solar powered toys in the windows, and every time we think.
 

xrapidx

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Yup... and also good at inventing new laws to levy new taxes. This has nothing to do about safety. This has to to do with the declining sales of electricity because they created the situation in the first place.

This SA government (DA included), biggest bunch of retards this side of the equator.
It's amazing how they can come up with all sorts of by-laws governing normal residents - but can do nothing about taxi's, etc - as its out of their hands.
 

ambroseg1

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This isn't about apparently it's the damn truth.

If there is a power outage and someone is feeding power back into the grid without a technician being aware of it...what do you think is going to happen when they believe the power to be off?

So this is really just to make sure it's done correctly.
Huh? Isnt it electrical engineering 101 to always assume there is power when working on electricity/the grid wiring?
 
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