Solar geyser programme in South Africa roll-out to be accelerated

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Cabinet on Wednesday approved the implementation of “key tasks” to speed up the solar water geyser (SWG) roll-out programme, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Thursday.
Briefing the media following Cabinet’s regular fortnightly meeting, he said these included developing guidelines for the SWG roll-out programme, engaging with potential funders, and establishing a steering committee.
Eskom was granted R1.15-billion by the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) through the multi-year price determination (MYPD2) process to install 259 000 systems.
To date, 144 141 systems had been installed at a cost of over R750-million.
MYPD2 had already been approved and would enable Eskom to increase installations to 446 000 units by the end of the 2012 financial year, he said.
Edited by: Sapa

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