South Africa

  • Southern African Solar Energy Conference 2015 (SASEC), Kruger National Park

    The 3rd Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2015) will be held from 11 to 13 May 2015 Conference Centre in the Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa. The conference will focus on Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal technology, systems and applications and will provide the...
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  • The South African Solar Thermal Technology Road Map (2014)

    This document illustrates the strategies of the South African Solar Thermal Technology Roadmap (SA STTRM), a project within the South African Solar Thermal Technology Platform (SA-STTP) which supports the use of solar energy sources for applications such as water heating, (...

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  • Interbuild Africa 2016, Johannesburg

    Interbuild Africa will take place from 137 to 20 August 2016 in Johannesburg. The International Building and Construction Exhibition focuses on the latest developments in the extensive building services and construction arena. From affordable housing products to civil engineering equipment,...

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  • South Africa: Fresnel Collectors Keep It Cool in MTN’s Server Rooms

    South Africa: Fresnel Collectors Keep It Cool in MTN’s Server Rooms

    Since June 2014, a Fresnel collector field with 242 kWth has been feeding into the district cooling system of the MTN Group at its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. MTN, which has more than 200 million customers, as well as subsidiaries in 22 countries across Africa...
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  • Energex Africa 2015, Midrand

    The Energex Africa 2015 will take place in Midrand, South Africa from 20 to 22 May 2015. 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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  • South Africa: Companies Wait on New Eskom Rebate Scheme Requirements

    South Africa: Companies Wait on New Eskom Rebate Scheme Requirements

    Shortly after Jacob Zuma was sworn in for his second term as South Africa’s president at the end of May, he delivered his state of the nation address, during which he presented his views on the further development of the national energy sector, promising new nuclear power...
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  • South Africa: Solar Thermal Experts Lecture at University of Pretoria

    South Africa: Solar Thermal Experts Lecture at University of Pretoria

    Learning from professionals: On 3 and 4 February 2014, solar thermal experts offered a specialist workshop on Solar Heat for Industrial Applications at the University of Pretoria. The 40 places for the workshop were exclusively limited to persons who had attended previous...
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  • South Africa: Ekurhuleni – Pioneering Solar Thermal City

    South Africa: Ekurhuleni – Pioneering Solar Thermal City

    It pays off to go green! No municipality in South Africa knows this better than the city of Ekurhuleni, which has recently been awarded the first prize in the national Greenest Municipality Competition and took home prize money amounting to South African Rand (ZAR) 3.5 million (EUR 248,...

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  • South Africa: Rollout Delay Due to “70 % local production”

    South Africa: Rollout Delay Due to “70 % local production”

    Five years ago, the South African government launched its National Solar Water Heating Programme (NSWHP), aiming to install one million domestic Solar Water Heating (SWH) systems by 2014. Relief needed to come soon to South Africa´s overburdened power grid, which is why state-owned...

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  • South Africa: Planned Rollout with 650,000 Solar Water Heaters

    South Africa: Planned Rollout with 650,000 Solar Water Heaters

    Solar water heater manufacturers in South Africa are being kept busy answering to public tenders, which may not be awarded in the end. This is the impression one gets when reading through the publications of national utility Eskom and the Department of Energy (DoE). The reason behind it...

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  • 2. Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2014), Port Elizabeth

    The 2nd Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2014) will be held from 27 to 29 January 2014 at the Pine Lodge Resort and Conference Centre, Nelson Mandela Bay. The conference will focus on Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal technology, systems and applications. The conference will provide...

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  • South Africa: High Demand from the Tourism Sector

    South Africa: High Demand from the Tourism Sector

     

    With South Africa’s sunny climate and its population at 52 million, the country’s solar thermal market has a promising future ahead. This is why German market research agency solrico carried out a survey among South African collector and tank manufacturers, as well as...

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