WHAT IS THE ESKOM REBATE?
accredited a range of solar water heaters, heat pumps, and suppliers. This means
that if you buy one of these units from one of the accredited suppliers, you are
eligible for the Eskom rebate.
subsidy amount varies according to different types of solar water heater
units or heat pumps and their relative efficiency in saving electricity. The
range of rebate amounts offered by ESKOM varies between R 2,500 and R 13,000
Please note that Eskom is
only offering the subsidy on heat pumps until March 2013. This means that if
you want to get a heat pump at a reduced price, now is the time.
HOW DO I GET THE REBATE?
Before you buy from a supplier, check whether the supplier will claim the rebate
and offer you the discounted price, or whether you will pay the full price and
then need to claim the rebate from Eskom yourself.
The advantage of purchasing your solar water heater or heat pump through the
Shisa Solar Programme is that our pre-approved suppliers will offer you a
quotation which already includes the Eskom rebate. This means that the supplier
will make the application on your behalf and that you do not have to claim the
rebate from Eskom yourself.
If the supplier will not make the application on your behalf, you pay the full
installation price and claim back the rebate amount from Eskom.
If you use a supplier that is not part of the Shisa Solar Programme and they
will not make the application on your behalf, you pay the full installation
price and claim back the rebate amount from Eskom. To claim your rebate all you
need to do is submit a claim form provided to you by your ESKOM registered
Note that in order to claim a rebate you must install an
approved solar water heating system and
you and the supplier must complete the claim form and it must be signed off by a
qualified electrician. You can then either post or drop it into one of the
will receive your rebate within 8 weeks of receipt of your completed claim.
For more information on the claims process, contact the Eskom customer help desk
on (011) 800-4744 or the Shisa Solar
call centre .