South Africa looks to solar power

Published: Tuesday 15 April 2008

South Africa has launched a pilot project to introduce solar water heaters.

With an objective to exploit one of its abundant resources, sunshine, the project aims to create awareness and introduce solar water heaters in households in the Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape provinces. South Africa receives about 2,500 hours of sunshine per year. Initially, the water heaters will be installed in the middle- and upper-income houses. The government aims to install 20,000 solar water heaters by the end of the year.

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