Barrier Removal to Namibian Renewable Energy Programme Report

22 Oct 2013

This study, commissioned by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, represents a review of the solar water heater (SWH) industry in Namibia. This follows on previous studies performed during 1999, which contributed to the overall increase in knowledge on SWH with reference to Namibia.The main barriers to an increased uptake in SWH technology are still financial (high capital cost with low electricity tariffs) coupled with a lack of awareness. The technical problems of a lack of certification of systems remains, despite continued efforts in South African and Botswana to implement certification test facilities.

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