NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Published in Engineering News and ESI Africa in December 2021 THE NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION INVESTS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY In August 2021, a roof top solar PV system was installed by SEM SOLUTIONS at the National Research Foundation (NRF) at the Brummeria Building in...
NEELSIE STUDENT CENTRE AT STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

NEELSIE STUDENT CENTRE AT STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

Published in Engineering News and Green Building SA in June 2021 In March 2020, SEM Solutions was appointed to install a 315kWp solar PV installation on the roof of the Neelsie Student Centre at Stellenbosch University (SU). “The Student Centre is an iconic venue for...
USING THE SUN TO SEE THE STARS

USING THE SUN TO SEE THE STARS

First published in ESI Africa on 17 February 2021 The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) is best known for the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). Funded by a consortium of international partners from South Africa, Poland, the United States, the United...
CITY OF CAPE TOWN  LIGHTING CASE STUDY

CITY OF CAPE TOWN LIGHTING CASE STUDY

The City of Cape Town has been working hard to achieve the goals laid out in their Energy Climate Action Plan (ECAP) that was adopted in 2001 and officially approved in May 2010. One of the objectives laid out in the plan was that Council (local authority) operations...
ENERGY MANAGEMENT FOR THE JHB SUPREME COURT

ENERGY MANAGEMENT FOR THE JHB SUPREME COURT

Johannesburg Supreme Court is in the centre of Johannesburg and is often on the TV News. Normally only the entrance to the old building is shown, which is the original section in the front that was built in 1910. The tower block of 12 floors at the back, built in 1987...
WATER SAVINGS AT MARIEVALE MILITARY BASE

WATER SAVINGS AT MARIEVALE MILITARY BASE

SEM Solutions were awarded the contract for water management on this site in January 2000 as part of a performance contract with the Department of Public Works in Johannesburg. The aim of the contract was to reduce water consumption and to monitor the consumption...