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today14 Mar 2012
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SA representative at International Solar Energy Society

Mechanical and mechatronic engineering specialist, Professor Wikus van Niekerk of Stellenbosch University, has been elected as the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa’s (SESSA) representative on the board of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES).  ISES, founded in 1954 and with representation in more than 100 countries, is the largest, oldest and most comprehensive technical body dealing with renewable energy technology and implementation.  Making the announcement, SESSA chairman, Henning Holm, applauded Professor van Niekerk’s keen interest in harvesting the energy from the sun, wind and ocean and praised the work he has done in this field over the years.
today15 Jul 2011

Cape Town office for solar water heating

The Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa: Solar Water Heating (SESSA SWH) has opened an office in Cape Town to help achieve its vision of installing one square metre of solar collector per person by 2020, among other goals. SESSA was founded in 1974 as a non-profit organisation dedicated to the creation and continued growth of an authoritative renewable energy hub in Southern Africa. It is the appointed Africa office of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), which is regarded as the premier body in solar energy worldwide with members in over 100 countries.
today16 May 2011

Revised rebates for solar water heating

SESSA, the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa, has highlighted Eskom’s recent review of the rebates available to customers installing solar water heating systems. Eskom started its solar rebate programme in 2008, as an incentive for South African citizens to switch to solar water heating. From the outset, the Solar Water Heating division of SESSA (SESSA SWH) worked with Eskom to ensure that standards of equipment and installation were upheld. One of the criteria for eligibility for a rebate was that the installer of the system be a member of SESSA SWH.
today12 Feb 2018

Incorporating green principles contributed to cost efficiencies at Cape Town Hospital

The 16-floor hospital incorporates an array of design principles and green technology elements which are aligned with global standards, setting a new standard for environmentally friendly hospital facilities in South Africa.
today8 Apr 2011

Green energy is available

The Vineyard Hotel and Spa in Cape Town runs its conference centre on certified Green Power; the Worldwide Fund for Nature in South Africa (WWF-SA) runs its Stellenbosch offices on certified Green Power, and the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (as it was then) used Green Power for its March 2009 Climate Change Summit which was held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. In this case, the green energy, made available by GreenX Energy in the form of Tradable Renewable Energy Certificates (TRECs), represented 66MWh of green power generated from bio-energy at Illovo Sugar’s Umzimkulu Mill in KwaZulu-Natal.