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South Africa: Freezing Cold destroys several 100 Solar Thermal Systems

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 19, 2010

 Logo WM 2010” In the middle of June, during the World Cup in South Africa, the significant drop in temperature around Johannesburg did not only cause some football players to catch a cold in the meantime, but one of these frosty winter nights also destroyed several hundred solar systems in the region.

South Africa: 140 m² of Collector Area on ABB Building in Johannesburg

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 7, 2010

 Longmeadow” Paulo Davids, Head of solar thermal projects at ABB South Africa, says that, “The payback period of the 140 m2 system will most certainly be achieved within ten years and possibly even shorter if projected energy price increases are taken into account”.
Photo: ABB

South Africa: Eskom increases Rebates

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 1, 2010

 Solar thermal installation in Soweto” Solar thermal installation in Soweto: Eskom's Renewable Energy Portfolio Manager, Cedric Worthmann, said that, “Our aim is to encourage as many South Africans as possible to move away from using electric geysers and replace them with solar heated systems instead”.

Commercial Solar Thermal Installations in South Africa

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 24, 2009

 Southern Sun Stay Easy Emalahleni Hotel in Witbank” Showcasing a commercial solar application: 40 solar collectors on the roof of the Southern Sun Stay Easy Emalahleni Hotel in Witbank, South Africa, reduce the peak electricity load by 70 kW.

Photo: Southern Sun

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