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Save Water now with our Hot Summer Special

In light of the devastating water shortages in South Africa, and particularly in the Western Cape, Aquasolar has introduced a water-wise Summer promotion.  When you install a new Aquasol 200L solar water heating system, we will include two low-flow shower heads free of charge.  Offer valid until 30 April 2017.     Get...

Monday, February 27th, 2017




Cape Town Residential Water Restrictions Explained

Cape Town is on level 3B water restrictions from 1 February 2017 until further notice. Level 3 tariffs remain applicable for level 3B water restrictions. Level 3B water restrictions explained.   Water-use restrictions and the accompanying higher tariffs are meant to encourage you to be more careful about how...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017




17 Clever ways you can save water in your kitchen right now

As water restrictions in the Western Cape become even more severe, we are reminded again that South Africa is a water scarce country and we are ALL responsible for using water with care. It is important to save water in your own home but also important to be mindful of the bigger picture. For example, showering at the...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017




Cape Town draws battle lines over right to buy alternative energy from IPPs

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town plans to take Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to court for the right to buy power directly from alternative energy suppliers, instead of Eskom.   The city wanted to get 20% of its energy from renewable resources by 2020, but needed the minister to sign off on an application...

Thursday, January 26th, 2017




Western Cape Facebook group on a mission to save water

Cape Town – With the City of Cape Town set to intensify water restrictions, a Facebook group is on a mission to make every drop of water count.   Water Shedding Western Cape grew to over 24 000 members on Wednesday. They share water-saving tips, ask advice, and spread awareness of the need to save water.   Since...

Sunday, January 15th, 2017




Delays in the new solar water heating rebates

The deadline for solar water heating installations to be administered through Eskom's agents under the rebate programme expired on 30 April 2015. This means that at a time of unprecedented scarcity of power supply, not one directly incentivised consumer-focused national energy efficiency programme is in existence presently....

Monday, June 1st, 2015




Visit our Cape Town showroom

Did you know that Aquasolar Cape Town has a showroom in the Sunningdale Lifestyle Centre in the Blouberg/Tableview area?   See and experience our products The showroom is spacious and inviting, and features demo systems from our flagship Aquasol product range.  You can see and feel our high quality solar water...

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015




NERSA allows yearly 8% electricity price increase for 2013-2018

The price of electricity in South Africa will continue to increase year-on-year from 2013-2018. The National Electricity Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) announced that the price will increase 8% each year for the next five years. The increase is half the increase of 16% originally requested by the national electricity...

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013




Electricity price increase approved

  Tariff increase for electricity. The Energy Regulator NERSA has approved an average tariff increase of 16%, effective 1st of April.   On 02 March 2012, NERSA received Eskom’s application for a review of Eskom’s tariffs for the period 01 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. In its application, Eskom proposed...

Saturday, March 31st, 2012




Western Cape worst hit by Eskom vending faults

                    Cape Town - The Western Cape has been hardest hit by faults in Eskom's prepaid electricity vending system. Along with millions more across SA are affected as Eskom battles to get the system running properly again. In...

Friday, March 2nd, 2012




 
   
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