As South Africa’s pre-eminent electrical and lighting distributor, Voltex supplies the widest range of electrical and related products through its 21 specialist supply divisions and vast distribution network strategically located within Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Through this diverse network, Voltex services the agricultural, mining, manufacturing, construction, wholesale, electrical and communication sectors with a variety of products and services. These include, inter alia, energy efficient products and solutions, cable and wire, power generation and optimisation, transmission and distribution, motor control solutions, commercial, industrial and residential lighting applications and a host of other highly specialised products and services.
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.
Outdoor air is supplied to the Stiebel Eltron air source heat pump – installed either indoors or outdoors – via flexible hoses and a quiet fan. A heat exchanger extracts the latent energy from the air which is converted by the heat pump into useful heat for your home.
A solar-powered high-tech greenhouse, systems to stop electricity theft and food supplements made from caterpillars are among twelve innovations shortlisted for the 2015/2016 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).