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South Africa: 2009 Study of the Solar Water Heater Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 24, 2010

 Large-scale solar thermal system” Commercial systems are gaining importance in South Africa: A recent market survey by national energy provider Eskom estimates that 15% of the installed collector area in 2009 were part of large-scale solar thermal systems.
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A Desk Top Study to Investigate the Global Best Practice for Solar Water Heating Manufacturers (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 20, 2010

This study was commissioned by Central Energy Fund (CEF) to Palmer Development Consulting (PDC) and Synopsis to report to the South African public and private sector of the best practices for SWH technologies, warranty periods, pricing, and standards.

The methodology of the report consisted on a questionnaire sent to worldwide manufacturers inquiring about exports of SWH systems into South Africa. Results showed a similarity in the systems and technologies, when compared to national manufacturers, but a big difference in terms of prices was registered.

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