EcoMetrix Africa’s Southern African Solar Thermal Energy Programme (SASTE) and Southern African Solar Electrical Energy Programme (SASEE) have received approvals from Lesotho to go ahead with the programmes. The programmes allow distributors and retailers of small scale solar technologies such as household PV panels and solar water heaters to access the international carbon markets and reduce the per unit price. The programmes will be accessible in most countries on the sub-continent including South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Swaziland. The CDM programmes were initiated to support uptake of small scale solar technology which reduces household level reliance on fossil fuels. For more information on this topic please contact us.