Solar Obligation for Public Buildings in Namibia (2007)
Namibia has successfully implemented a directive in 2007 which requires SWH on all new public buildings, on existing public buildings without water heaters and existing public buildings with electric geysers. Namibia could reduce its peak electricity demand by almost 20 MW thanks to this directive. Find more details about the solar obligation in the following table.
|City / country||Namibia |
|Name||Code of Practise on Solar Water Heater for public and parastatal buildings|
To reduce the number of poor-quality products and poor manufacturing, by setting minimum requirements for the quality level of products; furthermore, to fulfil the given goals stated by the NAMREP programme and the White Paper on Energy Policy
|Date when directive passed||August 2007|
|Date when directive came into effect||August 2007, together with the NAMREP Programme and it’s Off Grid Energisation Masterplan for Namibia|
|Exceptions:||The directive aims at public and parastatal buildings, not private households. |
Statement from the Off-Grid Masterplan: Solar Water Heaters (SWH) were largely omitted from the list of technologies, despite their proven value as a thermal energy technology for water heating, since it is assumed that the majority of rural off-grid households do not have piped water in their homes.
|Last review of this tabloid||June 2009 |
|Further information||http://www.mme.gov.na |
|Contact||Ministry of Mines and Energy|
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