Eskom: Warning over solar water heaters

2008-06-24 00:00

THE Eskom Solar Rebate Programme, established to bring discounted quality solar water heating systems to the South African public, aims to ensure that only systems designed to meet the rigours of South Africa’s climate qualify for an Eskom subsidy.

Eskom’s general manager of demand side management, Andrew Etzinger, said consumers wishing to make the move to solar water heating should ensure that the system they buy has at least a test certificate awarded by the SA Bureau of Standards (SABS).

“An even better system and assurance of quality is a system that has the full SABS Mark of Approval. Householders should also be aware that if a supplier is not registered as an Eskom approved distributor, they will not qualify for the rebate available on the Eskom Solar Rebate programme,” says Etzinger.

For more about the scheme, suppliers, their physical location and the value of rebates, consult the demand side management website at or call the Eskom Solar Help Desk at 011 800 4744.

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