Claiming your Eskom rebate – it’s easy, we do it for you

Claiming your Eskom rebate – it’s easy, we do it for you

The first thing a lot of clients ask us is how to claim their Eskom rebate.  We always tell them not to worry because we do the claim for them.  And we have never had a rebate claim rejected, ever.   But many people still want to know how the process works.  So we have prepared a crash course on the Eskom Rebate system and what to expect every step of the way.       What is the rebate?   The rebate is essentially an incentive or subsidy, which you can claim from Eskom after you install a solar water heating system that qualifies on Eskom's solar water heating rebate programme.   What is a ceded rebate?   A ceded rebate is an Eskom rebate that is paid to you upfront, instead of after the fact.  From time to time, Aquasolar offers special deals and promotions whereby the Eskom rebate is paid to you at the time of installation.  In this case there is no need for you to claim the...
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New rebate on Aquasolar 200L solar system

Aquasolar is pleased to announce that the Eskom rebate on our 200L Chromagen flat panel solar system has recently been revised to R5,340.  The new Eskom rebate is available to all customers who have installed a 200L Chromagen solar water heating system by Aquasolar on or after the date that the rebate was revised. The new Eskom rebate means that our 200L flat panel solar system is subsidised by nearly 30% of its value, fully installed.  The 200L solar system is a great choice for average sized families and households of up to four people.  If you are not sure what size solar system you require for your home, we will gladly advise you.  Generally speaking, if you currently have a 150L electric geyser, you should consider switching over to a 200L solar geyser. The 200L solar system retails for approximately R19,300 including installation.  With the new Eskom rebate of R5,340 the effective cost of investment on this solar water heating system...
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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 SWHs across the country, and is also aligned with the greater national solar water heating strategy of installing one-million SWHs by 2014, endorsed by the Department of Energy (DoE). The utility announced on January 13 that it would be increasing the rebates for purchasers of systems that were registered under Eskom’s solar water heating programme, and that the increases were in the order of double the previous subsidies. “We are confident that the regulatory support that we have had for our DSM programme over the last six years will continue,” Andrew Etzinger tells Engineering News, when explaining that the subsidy for consumers is derived from the electricity tariff, and that this subsidy could be adjusted from time...
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Eskom hopes to accelerate SWH roll-out as it doubles rebates

State-owned power utility Eskom is confident that an effective doubling of the subsidy levels for its solar water heater (SWH) rebate programme, coupled with the anticipated increases in electricity prices over the next three years, would lead to a bigger uptake of this technology by the South African public, spokesperson Andrew Etzinger said on Wednesday. The utility this week announced to SWH suppliers that it would be increasing the rebates for purchasers of systems that were registered under Eskom’s SWH programme. Etzinger explained that while the level of subsidies were different for different SWH systems, depending on their size and efficiency, the increases were in the order of double the previous subsidies. This meant that the average subsidy of R3 000 a system previously, would now be moved up to about R6 000 a system, Etzinger said. SWH supplier Selected Energy welcomed Eskom’s announcement, with MD Jim Hickeysaying that this was a confidence booster to all industry players.  "In the solar water heating industry, we know larger...
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So(lar), do you want to save money?

Look on The Supplier page on Eskom's Demand Site website (www.eskomdsm.co.za) to see which suppliers and products are registered with the programme.  A solar water heater can provide you with between 50% and 90% of a home's total hot water requirements, and since solar energy is free, this translates into a saving of up to 70% of your monthly electrical bill. Eskom's Solar Water Heating Programme means even more savings for homeowners – there are massive rebates to be claimed for those who are investing in solar water heating systems. What is Eskom's Solar Water Heating Programme? Introduced at the beginning of 2008, the Eskom Solar Water Heating Programme offers consumer rebates that are paid directly to consumers. The amount of rebate you will qualify for is entirely dependent on how much electricity the system you choose will displace, the rand value of which will be between R1 500 to R5 000. In order to claim this rebate, consumers need to choose...
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