Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future: a South African case study

Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future: a South African case study

South Africa has consistently demonstrated a commitment to pursuing solar water heating as an intervention towards reducing overall electricity demand in the country. These technologies (along with water heater timers) have a further potential benefit in load shifting (Koomey and Brown, 2002).The research covered in this addendum was initiated to contribute to the understanding of the realistic potential of SWHs as a load management and ultimately as climate mitigation measure. A further intention of the research was to identify ways that the full potential of the SWH can be realised through awareness and pricing strategies that accompany the take-up of technology.

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