A Desk Top Study to Investigate the Global Best Practice for Solar Water Heating Manufacturers (2006)

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.

The report includes a global overview of the SWH in key countries, including the South African situation as well. The results of the study are presented and recommendations are made on ways to stimulate the local market. A database of international manufacturers is also provided.



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