South Africa

  • 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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  • 2. Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2014), Port Elizabeth

    The 2nd Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2014) will be held from 27 to 29 January 2014 at the Pine Lodge Resort and Conference Centre, Nelson Mandela Bay. The conference will focus on Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal technology, systems and applications. The conference will provide...

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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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  • Energex Africa 2013, Midrand

    The Energex Africa 2013 will take place in Midrand, South Africa from 14 to 16 May 2013. The trade fair will present the achievements and novelties in the field of solar thermal, PV, biomass, wind power, hydro power, and energy efficiency.

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  • Interbuild Africa 2014, Johannesburg

    Interbuild Africa will take place from 13 to 16 August 2014 in Johannesburg. The International Building and Construction Exhibition focuses on the latest developments in the extensive building services and construction arena. From affordable housing products to civil engineering equipment, plant...

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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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