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Sustainable Energy Society Of Southern Africa
The Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa or SESSA, is dedicated to the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency including all solar-based energies such as photovoltaics, thermal heating and cooling, wind, biomass and hydro, to name a few.
Bluescope Steel
BlueScope Steel specialise in the production of flat steel products, including slab, hot rolled coil, cold rolled coil, plate, tin plate, value-added metallic coated and painted steel products.
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today3 Aug 2011
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Heat pump industry joins sustainable energy forum

Following meetings of key heat pump industry stakeholders hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban during June, SESSA has been given the mandate to establish a national heat pump division.  A non-profit organisation dedicated to the creation and continued growth of renewable energy and energy efficiency, SESSA already represents more than 500 members through its solar water heating division and an additional 120 through its solar photovoltaic division. Other SESSA initiatives include opportunity builders like Young SESSA, solar cooking and Sunpower for Life.  Establishing a heat pump division will create a voice for the industry and facilitate the expansion of more energy-efficient technology as well as supporting SESSA’s endeavours to create a low carbon society.
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.
today10 Apr 2012

Schools benefit from solar energy

Selected Energy, a member of the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA), has installed Solahart solar water heating systems at the Martie du Plessis School in Bloemfontein in the Free State and at the Save the Children Centre in Tjakastad, Mpumalanga.  Martie du Plessis School, established in 1985, caters for schoolchildren with special needs, from Grade R to Grade 12. The school was looking for a solar water heating solution that would provide sufficient hot water to meet the requirements in its three boarding houses, which accommodate about 150 pupils, and nine flats, which house school personnel. Selected Energy supplied and installed 26 solar water heaters to the school. In the first phase of the project 21 systems were installed, delivering a total of 6 069 litres of hot water, daily, for the boarding houses. A further five systems were installed in the second phase, to supply hot water to the flats.
today12 Aug 2012

SESSA Applauds Queen’s Research Into Solar

The Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) has applauded two researchers from Queen’s University in Canada, who have made a significant breakthrough in solar technology. Their research has led to a new solar photovoltaic thermal (PVT) system that generates both electricity and heat.