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Solar Water Heating

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A cleaner, greener energy future today

Solar water heating (SWH) is now the BEST green investment you can make for your home.

SWH basics

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Rooftop PV

Generate electricity from the sun on your rooftop, today

Enhance your energy security & reduce your energy costs with solar photovoltaics (PV) 

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Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency in the Home

The are better things to spend your money on than electricity

Make your home or office more energy efficient with these simple steps & save

Energy Efficiency Basics

SESSA Council Election season - 2016

Make yourself available for election onto SESSA’s Council and make a difference!

The SESSA Council is up for re-election and SESSA invites representatives from enterprises involved in activities such as (but not limited to) solar water heating, rooftop solar photovoltaics, energy efficiency and the sustainable built environment to nominate either themselves or other eligible candidates, for election. SESSA specifically encourages women and members of previously disadvantaged groups active in these areas to consider nomination in the interest of transforming SESSA into a more vibrant, diverse and representative industry body.

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Confused by numbers

The confirmation last week by South Africa’s super telescope, of the distance of the latest supernova found by Chile last year at 3.8 billion light years away is confusing. As the speed of light travels a little over 1 billion kilometers an hour, it is just a very long way away.

More down to earth figures of Citibank withdrawing SAA’s line of credit of R250m, I can get my head around. Even the universities needing an extra R3billion at a minimum is understandable, and probably R30 billion. The cost of the drought at untold billions, and then what about South Africa’s nuclear plans? Estimates were a trillion Rand, but since the Rand has crashed that has probably increased in cost by a couple of hundred billion or more. A billion here, a billion there, the numbers just don’t seem to be really understood by anybody. Even a Presidential jet at R4billion is a sort of understandable figure.

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Solar Water Heating outlook for 2016

Only a few days after the extraordinarily successful global agreement at COP21 in Paris, where 196 nations agreed to contain global temperatures to a maximum of  2 °C temperature increase, in South Africa the Department of Energy hosted a briefing session for the new procurement of solar water heaters by government.

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