Solar geyser rollout to be accelerated

2011-08-25 14:04
Houses in the poor community of Darling have been fitted with solar geysers. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Houses in the poor community of Darling have been fitted with solar geysers. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - Cabinet on Wednesday approved the implementation of "key tasks" to speed up the solar water geyser (SWG) rollout 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 rollout programme, engaging with potential funders, and establishing a steering committee.

Eskom was granted R1.15bn 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 R750m.

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.

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