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  • South Africa: Invitation to Tender Comes Several Months Later than Expected

    South Africa is back to the tender season. At the beginning of December, the Department of Energy (DoE) published its Invitation of Bids for the Manufacturing and Supply, Delivery and Warehousing of Solar Water Heater Systems for financial years 2015/2016, 2016/2017 as well as...
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  • South Africa: Incentive Programme Nears Government Approval

    Until recently, the solar water heater (SWH) rebate programme of state-owned power provider Eskom had been a key element in South Africa´s endeavour to cope with continually unstable power supply and become a more environmentally friendly society. Eskom granted refunds to customers...
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  • South Africa: Companies Wait on New Eskom Rebate Scheme Requirements

    Shortly after Jacob Zuma was sworn in for his second term as South Africa’s president at the end of May, he delivered his state of the nation address, during which he presented his views on the further development of the national energy sector, promising new nuclear power...
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  • South Africa: Rollout Delay Due to “70 % local production”

    Five years ago, the South African government launched its National Solar Water Heating Programme (NSWHP), aiming to install one million domestic Solar Water Heating (SWH) systems by 2014. Relief needed to come soon to South Africa´s overburdened power grid, which is why state-owned...

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  • South Africa: Planned Rollout with 650,000 Solar Water Heaters

    Solar water heater manufacturers in South Africa are being kept busy answering to public tenders, which may not be awarded in the end. This is the impression one gets when reading through the publications of national utility Eskom and the Department of Energy (DoE). The reason behind it...

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  • South Africa: High Demand from the Tourism Sector

    With South Africa’s sunny climate and its population at 52 million, the country’s solar thermal market has a promising future ahead. This is why German market research agency solrico carried out a survey among South African collector and tank manufacturers, as well...

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  • South Africa: Solar Thermal Technology Platform Launched in Pretoria

    South Africa's electricity network is under constant pressure and blackouts are always looming. The state-owned electricity provider Eskom finally urged its clients in mid-May to cut 10 % off their normal electricity consumption to prevent future outages. The problem hasn’t...

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  • Business Case for a Special Funding Application to NERSA (2008)

    This report by the Sustainable Energy Society Southern Africa (SESSA) presents an indicative business case in support of Eskom's application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for large-scale residential solar water heating (SWH) installation and...

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  • South Africa: SAIA Examines Green Geyser Replacement Project

    The South African Insurance Association (SAIA), a body representing the short-term insurance industry, has completed phase One of an assessment related to the Green Geyser Replacement Project. In a press release from 3 April, the association said that four working groups have taken a look at...

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  • South Africa: Solardome closes SWH manufacturing facility

    After 42 years in the business, South African solar thermal pioneer Solardome SA had to shut down its manufacturing operations at the end of last year. The name Solardome - formerly Mikado - stands for more than four decades of collector manufacturing in South Africa (see...

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