SA needs to phase out electric geysers


“This progressive action by the Australian government is precisely what is required of the South African government. Such a decision would stimulate the South African solar water heating industry, would create literally thousands of jobs, especially for the unskilled and unemployed, and will automatically reduce pressure on the grid. Load shedding could be largely avoided. Considering that electric water heaters account for about a quarter of the average household’s energy use, this initiative will not only benefit the homeowner, but also our country and other key stakeholders like the insurance industry. “