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The video shows the use of solar thermal energy for heating in Europe. Examples from Denmark and Spain show the use in different climates. Interviews with users and manufacturers give a good overview of this clean energy technology.
With South Africa’s enormous annual quantity of sunshine , this type of technology could have massive impact especially in rural and low income areas.
Using solar thermal systems to heat water as well as generate electricity is a genuinely viable and practical option and provided government is genuinely committed to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.
The carbon emission reductions achieved in the EU using this system are amazing and – this video was made in 2008!