In the Weekend Argus today, 21 April 2007, CEF (Pty) Ltd and its partners are introducing high-quality solar water heating for use in middle to upper income homes as part of a pilot project that will take advantage of the high number of days with sunshine in South Africa.
The project, launched on 5 March 2007, is targeting 500 households in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, with the households being given incentives to be among the first to make of the SABS approved solar water heating systems.
The pilot will feature 200-litre and 300-litre solar heating systems, which will be supplied and installed by approved service providers in about 167 homes in each province. Residents will have to apply for the units and the incentives through any of the four selected suppliers.
The incentive is R6,000.00 for the first 200 systems with 300-litre capacity and R5,000.00 for the 200-litre system sold in the first two months of the pilot.
In the third and fourth months, or the next 200 systems sold, the incentive is R5,000.00 for the 300-litre and R4,000.00 for the 200-litre system. In the last two months of the pilot or last 100 systems sold, the incentive is R4,000.00 for the 300-litre and R3,000.00 for the 200-litre system.
To enquire about taking part in this project, contact one of these approved manufacturers:
Solardome SA - (021) 886 6321
Solarhart Southern Africa - 011 465 7377
Atlantic Solar - 021 853 6409
Solar Heat Exchangers - 011 462 0024
You can also contact the CEF switchboard on 011 280 0300. CEF website details are www.cef.org.za.