Advisory | Training | Facilitation
We use renewable energy to contribute to the green economy.
For cooking, waste management in farms and Municipal Waste Management
Convert organic waste into biogas (up to 65% methane)
Digesters provide clean and sustainable energy
Proposed installations are rural household digesters for houses with domestic animals, Pit Toilets and Organic Waste
Solar Water Heaters
Water can reach 90°C in Summer and 70°C in winter
Eskom offers rebate for SWH
Can be effective in off-grid areas for hot water provision
Can be done as stand-alone systems or mini grid
Preferable in rural areas and low-cost houses
Grid Tied Systems
Electricity Generation from Solar Home Systems
Excess Electricity to feed back to the Municipal grid
Solar PV’s lighting
Solar PV’s lighting
Mini Off grid systems
Energy Efficiency Projects
Replacement of Lighting with LED Bulbs
Installation of occupancy sensors in Municipal and Government Buildings
Solar Street lighting
Mast Lights and Post Top Lighting
Lighting used in Townships
The main source of electrical complaints from residents
Main Problems High Mast Lights
High maintenance costs
Short life span of HPS results in prolonged dark spots
Post Tops called “candles” by some communities
Low light levels on ground
Very bad yellow light
Bad lighting results in increased crime levels in Townships
The Benefits of these Projects
- Creation of Jobs and Poverty alleviation
- Skills development and Skills transfer
- Training can be conducted in various municipalities within the province as pilot programmes
- At least 70% of the initial 750 trainees from the pilot project will be women and all of the trainees will be youth.
- The program will target unemployed graduates from Universities and colleges.
- Grade 10-12 school leavers some of whom do not have money to further their studies.
- Semi-skilled and self-taught plumbers, builders and electricians from the rural areas
- Enterprise development and Local Cooperatives.