Feasibiity of Solar Water Heating for SA Hotels

This intensive study into South Africa’s hotel industry was carried out to assess how energy was being used and to determine if solar water heating was an technically and economically feasible option. This study included a very detailed analysis of electricity consumption data from 16 local hotels, as well as a comprehensive case study at one hotel. A highly detailed model was created to assess the technical and economic feasibility of solar water heating systems to supplement hot water production in the hotel industry.