Country:South Africa
Policy status:Planned
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments
Policy Target:Solar>Solar photovoltaic
Policy Sector:Electricity
Agency:The Central Energy Fund and the National Energy Efficiency Agency
Description:In January 208, the Central Energy Fund (CEF) announced that it had committed USD 5.7 million to the installation of solar power traffic lights in South Africa. Thousands of intersections have been identified for solar powered traffic lights and a pilot solar traffic light programme has been running in Cape Town since September 2007. It is hoped that the available funds could rise to as much as US$14 million with support from major organisations. In addition to helping alleviate the electricity problems being experienced in South Africa, funders should be able to claim some of the invested amount from the South African Revenue Service. The project is being managed by the National Energy Efficiency Agency, the division of CEF involved in the pilot solar traffic light programme that has been running in Cape Town since September 2007.

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