Posts Tagged ‘Department of Energy’

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

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

Next phase of solar geyser roll-out to incorporate greater local content

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday officially launched the National Solar Water Heating (SWH) programme in Winterveldt, north-west of Pretoria, where some 270 SWH units have already been installed.  The government has the ambition of installing one-million solar water heaters across South Africa by 2014,...

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

SA solar water heater market set to grow rapidly

The Department of Energy (DoE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) believe that the solar water heater (SWH) market is set to grow rapidly in South Africa and aim to install one-million SWHs by 2014. The tariff increase of 24,8% requested by State-owned power utility Eskom, as well as the reincarnation...

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Solar heater boom to drive economy

Cape Town - Exponential growth in the market for solar water heaters forms the backbone of the green economy part of the government's new Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap2). The plan's objective is to increase the installation of solar water heaters from the current 35 000 a year to 250 000 a year over the next...

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Eskom’s new-look solar geyser rebate hinges on tariff approval

Funding for the increased rebate through Eskom’s solar water heater (SWH) programme will be derived from the electricity tariff, as is the case with all projects under the utility’s demand-side management (DSM) programme, the utility has confirmed. The Eskom SWH rebate is aimed at incentivising the roll-out of...

Friday, January 29th, 2010

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