Grid-scale battery storage – a reality or not?

Grid-scale battery storage – a reality or not?

Originally published in ESI Africa on the 4th December 2020 Author: Menno Sulsters Grid-scale battery storage could change the power situation in South Africa in many positive ways. A battery energy storage system (BESS) that charges or collects energy from the grid...
The future of solar energy in the South Africa context

The future of solar energy in the South Africa context

By Tiaan Hendriks, National Sales Engineer at SEM Solutions First published in ESI Africa on 6th October 2020  Solar energy has come a long way in the last few years. A decade ago, the global market was not only small, it relied heavily on governmental support and...
Microgrids present ideal platform for wind energy

Microgrids present ideal platform for wind energy

BY: CAMERON MACKAY of ENGINEERING NEWS Published in Engineering News on 2 October 2020 Using microgrids offers an ideal platform for renewable-energy sources, such as wind energy, to be used more extensively, says turnkey energy project solutions provider SEM...
Black water to potable water treatment and purification

Black water to potable water treatment and purification

By Ruan Jansen van Rensburg, Mechanical Engineer at SEM Solutions First published in Engineering News on 30 September 2020 Could black water be the answer? The commercial sector has not fully realised the opportunity that exists to reduce their environmental footprint...
Guide to building owners for water self-sufficiency

Guide to building owners for water self-sufficiency

First published in Infrastructure News on 11 September 2020 By: Dr Andries Nel, Head of Water at SEM Solutions Let’s be smart about water South Africa is facing increased pressure on conventional water sources in urban areas. Existing mitigation measures such as...