South Africa

  • Energex Africa 2011, Johannesburg

    The Energex Africa 2011 will take place at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg from 7 to 9 June. The trade fair will present the achievements and novelties in the field of solar thermal, PV, biomass, wind power, hydro power, and energy efficiency.
  • SOLTRAIN: Solar Thermal Training in South Africa

    Thirty seven solar water heating industry leaders and academics have just attended the third SOLTRAIN (Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative) solar thermal technical training course in Pretoria, South Africa. The training was formally opened by the regional...

  • South Africa: Eskom´s Incentive Programme shows a Steep ramp up

    The number of monthly installed and subsidised solar thermal installations in South African households increased significantly towards the end of 2010. According to Eskom, energy utility and administrator of the national residential subsidy programme, 4,914 claims were paid in December. This...

  • Energy Action Sheet: Solar Water Heating (2006)

    This action sheet was published by the Pace Project (Pan African Conservation Education Project), funded by the Vodafone Foundation and ran in partnership by Tusk Trust and Siren Conservation Education. The goal is to help spreading simple solutions to environmental problems between...

  • TREE seminar on financing Projects in Abu Dhabi and South Africa

    The three speakers for the two-day workshop in Abu Dhabi (from left): Riadh Bhar (Ecofys Germany), Uli Jakob (Solem Consulting) and Rainer Schmidt (TST-C Thomas Schmidt Consultants GmbH) had extensive discussions with the participants about project design and financing of renewable energy...

  • More than 41 years of Collector Manufacturing in South Africa

    Collector panel from the year 1969: This 41-year old collector is one of the very first units that South African company Mikado (PTY) Ltd. (since 1997 called Solardome SA) produced in South Africa. Today’s Managing Director Tertius Lindenberg looks back at 4 decades of solar thermal...

  • South Africa: Freezing Cold destroys several 100 Solar Thermal Systems

    In the middle of June, during the World Cup in South Africa, the significant drop in temperature around Johannesburg did not only cause some football players to catch a cold in the meantime, but one of these frosty winter nights also destroyed several hundred solar systems in the region....

  • South Africa: 2009 Study of the Solar Water Heater Market

    Commercial systems are gaining importance in South Africa: A recent market survey by national energy provider Eskom estimates that 15% of the installed collector area in 2009 were part of large-scale solar thermal systems.
    Photo: Solar Beam

  • South Africa: 140 m² of Collector Area on ABB Building in Johannesburg

    Paulo Davids, Head of solar thermal projects at ABB South Africa, says that, “The payback period of the 140 m2 system will most certainly be achieved within ten years and possibly even shorter if projected energy price increases are taken into account”.
    Photo: ABB


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