South Africa

  • Potential for solar-heated water at South African hospitals

    The potential which solar hot water has for 696 public and private hospitals in South Africa has been the focus of a recent report by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature South Africa. The report’s authors, who work at Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy...
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    ESCO model grows in popularity in South Africa

    “Our clients are cash flow positive from day one,” South African company Energy Partners claims on its website. Up until now, it has been offering heat and steam purchase agreements, mainly on coal boilers, to industrial and public customers. “Purchase contracts for solar heat in...
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  • Interbuild Africa 2020, Johannesburg

    INTERBUILD AFRICA will take place from 29 July to 1 August 2020 at Expo Centre Nasrec, Johannesburg. The International Building and Construction Exhibition focuses on the latest developments in the extensive building services and construction area. From affordable housing products to civil...
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  • Energex Africa 2019, Midrand

    The Energex Africa 2019 will take place in Midrand, South Africa on 1 May 2019. The trade fair will present the achievements and novelties in the field of solar thermal, PV, biomass, wind power, hydro power, and energy efficiency. 
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  • Renewables 2018 Global Status Report

    “Racing down the renewable electricity pathway only”

    The Renewables 2018 Global Status Report illustrates the sharp difference in growth between the renewable electricity and heat markets. Whereas PV had another record year, with newly installed capacity totalling at least 98 GWp in 2017, up from 75 GWp, and wind its third-best ever...
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    Solar industrial heat market – a 2017 survey

    2017 was a record year for systems providing solar heat for industrial processes, since at least 110 large ones adding up to 192,580 m² were put into operation. This has been the result of a survey among around 80 turnkey suppliers currently listed on the...
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  • SHC SWC 2018

    SHC-focused conferences in 2018

    Currently, our 2018 calendar lists 57 events from all corners of the globe. Below is a summary of selected ones that put a clear focus on SHC.Photo: Masdar Institute at Khalifa University of Science and Technology 

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  • 5th Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2018), Durban

    The 5th Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2018) will be held from 25 to 27 June 2018 at the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban, South Africa. The conference will focus on both Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Energy technology systems and applications. The conference provides the...
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  • SHIP process heat

    South Africa: SHIP Opportunities in Agri-Processing and Textile Production

    South Africa shows large but untapped potential in terms of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP). So far, there have been only seven systems in operation across the country and they provide heat in fields as varied as textile manufacturing (see photo), brewing, cheesemaking and...
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  • Fabrisolia Ceest Factory

    Spain: Fabrisolia Produces 80 % of BDR Thermea’s Collectors

    The one presenting Dutch-based BDR Thermea’s solar heating solutions at the Solar Show Africa 2017 in late March in South Africa was Fabrisolia, the new solar thermal centre of excellence created by the company group. It consists of a factory for collector panel assembly and a solar thermal...
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