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Kuyasa - South Africa’s first Clean Development Mechanism project

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 16, 2009

 solar water heater in KuyasaOver 6,300 solar water heaters are planned in Khayelitsha, the biggest informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: City of Cape Town

South Africa: Rebates up to 30 %

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 23, 2009

90 % of South Africa’s electricity is generated by coal-fired power stations. The fourth quarter of 2007, however, started with massive power cuts as electricity supply fell behind demand. Eskom, the largest electricity supplier in Africa, the South African Government and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), began to implement alternative and renewable energy programmes a year later. Among these is a rebate programme for solar water heaters.

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