South Africa

  • South Africa: Roadmap Sets 21 GWth target for 2030

    South Africa: Roadmap Sets 21 GWth target for 2030

    Around 21 GWth (30 million m² of collector area) are to be installed in South Africa by 2030 – half a square metre per inhabitant. More than 200,000 additional jobs could be created by then. These are the ambitious targets of the South African Solar Thermal Technology Roadmap, SA...
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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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  • National Building Regulation in South Africa

    National Building Regulation in South Africa

    Since September 2014 the extended South African National Standard SANS10400 XA is in force that stipulates that a minimum volume fraction of 50 % of the annual average heating requirement for hot water shall be provided by means other than electric resistance heating or fossil fuels. The...
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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: Fresnel Collectors Keep It Cool in MTN’s Server Rooms

    South Africa: Fresnel Collectors Keep It Cool in MTN’s Server Rooms

    Since June 2014, a Fresnel collector field with 242 kWth has been feeding into the district cooling system of the MTN Group at its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. MTN, which has more than 200 million customers, as well as subsidiaries in 22 countries across Africa...
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  • South Africa: Companies Wait on New Eskom Rebate Scheme Requirements

    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: 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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