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Solar Energy for Heating Water in Urban Areas of Egypt (2003)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 30, 2009

This document provides an overview of a project financed under UN GEF Small Grants Programme to boost the use of solar thermal water heating in remote areas of Egypt. The project resulted on the installation of 164 water heaters, reaching 3,790 people, in poor villages and neighborhoods surrounding El Menia, a city in Upper Egypt.

Thematic Review of GEF-Financed Solar Thermal Projects (2001)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 7, 2009

This paper reports the developments of four projects financed by the UN Global Environment Facility (GEF) in India, Morocco, Mexico and Egypt. The GEF chose those countries to develop solar thermal power technology as it has shown to be one of the most cost efficient options for renewable bulk power production, besides being the most cost-effective way of producing electricity from solar radiation.

South Africa: Support Project for Commercial Solar Water Heating

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 18, 2009

The Renewable Energy Market Transformation Project (REMT), established in November 2008, was developed to help South Africa address some of the barriers within the renewable energy sector. It is funded through the world bank by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and endeavours to fulfil the 2013 renewable energy target of 10,000 GWh, set out by the South African government.

Namibia: Solar Water Heaters Mandatory for Public Buildings

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 30, 2009

 solar water heaters in Namibia A recoupment period of two years: The University of Namibia in Windhoek replaced an oil boiler that had reached the end of its life cycle with 109 solar water heaters.
Photo: Namibian Engineering Cooperation/Solahart

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