Sustainable Business & Funding Model for Solar Water Heaters
Lindon Corporation undertook the research and development of a suitable funding and business model for Eskom’s multi-billion rand solar water heater programme. An international benchmark study of other SWH business models was undertaken. The final recommended business model included all aspects of the SWH value chain, namely, manufacturing, installing, after-sales servicing, marketing/PR, insuring and financing of SWHs.
The outcome of the assignment was that SWH could be cost-effectively rolled out in mass without a financial burden on Eskom or its customers.