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

    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

    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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  • The South African Solar Thermal Technology Road Map (2014)

    This document illustrates the strategies of the South African Solar Thermal Technology Roadmap (SA STTRM), a project within the South African Solar Thermal Technology Platform (SA-STTP) which supports the use of solar energy sources for applications such as water heating, (...

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  • South Africa: Solar Thermal Experts Lecture at University of Pretoria

    South Africa: Solar Thermal Experts Lecture at University of Pretoria

    Learning from professionals: On 3 and 4 February 2014, solar thermal experts offered a specialist workshop on Solar Heat for Industrial Applications at the University of Pretoria. The 40 places for the workshop were exclusively limited to persons who had attended previous...
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  • South Africa: Solar Thermal Technology Platform Launched in Pretoria

    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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  • SOLTRAIN: Free Solar Heating Systems for Social Institutions

    SOLTRAIN: Free Solar Heating Systems for Social Institutions

    Two solar water heating systems – one at an old people’s home and the other at an orphanage (photo) – started operating this March thanks to an initiative by SESSA members Holms and Friends, and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). Together with another system completed last year, the...

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  • South Africa: University of Pretoria’s 672 m² Solar Thermal System

    South Africa: University of Pretoria’s 672 m² Solar Thermal System

    The University of Pretoria is extending its Onderstepoort campus and this extension also includes a 672 m² solar thermal system. The system provides warm water to the new energy-efficient flats accommodating a total of 550 students. Onderstepoort - or OP, as it is commonly known - is...

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  • South Africa: Solardome closes SWH manufacturing facility

    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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  • South Africa: Eskom convenes Solar Industry Workshop

    South Africa: Eskom convenes Solar Industry Workshop

    In early August, South Africa's national utility, Eskom, convened a workshop for solar water heating manufacturers, suppliers and installers. The primary objective of the workshop was to advise the industry on what to do about the remaining budget for the solar water heating rebate...

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