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ESKOM URGES SOUTH AFRICANS TO USE ELECTRICITY SPARINGLY AS COAL CRISIS LOOMS: 17 Sept 2018

17 September 2018
Reduce your electricity bill with a solar geyser

JOHANNESBURG – Eskom has called on South Africans to use electricity sparingly as 10 of its power stations are running low on coal. The utility has confirmed the power stations have less than three weeks of supply left and some even have less than 10 days in their reserves. Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says: “We don’t want…

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Predictions: Unaffordable increases in future electricity tariffs

28 September 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:33 Written by  Janine Myburgh, President of the Cape Chamber of Commerce Predictions: Unaffordable increases in future electricity tariffs The massive cost overruns on Eskom’s new power stations mean huge and unaffordable increases in future electricity tariffs, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We are afraid there is no…

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Solar water heating without the rebate? It still makes a lot of sense!!

25 August 2015

The solar water heating rebates introduced in 2008 ended in April 2015 and whether they will return is a matter of debate within both the industry and among consumers. SESSA doesn’t know whether the rebate programme will be reinstated and if so, what form it will take. However, the conditions for solar water heating have…

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4 Feb 2015: Solar geyser rebate has been extended!!

5 February 2015

DoE extended the rebate – Media release, dated 4 Feb 2015 Eskom notified the SWH (solar water heating) industry on 7 January 2015 that their rebate comes to an end on 31 January 2015 and would be handed over to the Department of Energy (DoE). The DoE notified the SWH (solar water heating) industry via…

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Surprise agreement between world’s top 2 carbon creators brings hope for Global Climate Agreement in Paris

20 November 2014

“This should inject a jolt of momentum in the lead up to a global climate agreement in Paris.”  (Andrew Steer, the CEO of World Resources Institute) With an agreement between China and US,  more nations will feel comfortable climbing aboard.   President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China, with their delegations, met inside the…

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Lithos Wine Farm showing the way with solar water heating!!

8 November 2014

Location: Somerset West – Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road – Wedderville Country Estate We like to share our experiences when installing solar for other businesses and also to share information about the service provided by these businesses. The mutual interest is caring for the environment and taking the necessary steps towards a lighter carbon footprint.…

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Installing a solar geyser system for Fred tree services in Somerset West

8 November 2014

Installing a solar geyser system for Fred’s tree services in Somerset West has been a highlight for us.  We like to share our experiences when installing solar for other businesses and also to share information about the service provided by these businesses. The mutual interest is caring for the environment and taking the necessary steps…

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Solar Juice installs at Eskom Sere Wind Farm

18 October 2014

Solar Juice installs at Eskom Sere Wind Farm We (Solar Juice) had the privilege to install 2 solar water heating systems on the building at Sere Wind farm, outside Koekenaap (near Vredendal) which is about 350km from Cape Town. (The Sere Wind Farm is Eksom’s first large-scale renewable energy project and this is the first…

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Nice weather, cold pool water!? Heating your swimming pool – how does it work?

13 September 2014

The cold water from your swimming pool is pumped through the solar pool heating panels which are installed on the roof of your house (on the north facing side of the roof). The heated water from the panels is redirected through a closing valve back into the existing piping leading back to your pool. The…

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A myth? Saving with solar water heating or heat pump

3 May 2014

Air polution vs clean energy solutions It is believed that the earth receives more energy each hour from the sun than the world can use in a full year. In spite of this, South Africa generates 77% or more of our electricity by burning millions of tonnes of coal each year …. imagine the pollution…

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