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Published on 1st September, this Business Day article by David Christianson is a great piece about the renewable energies sector in South Africa. It includes comment from Tiaan Hendriks, Head of Energy Design, Sales and Marketing at SEM Solutions
First published in M&G Thought Leader on 1st September 2021 As a company that has operated in this sector since 1997, we know the capacity that renewable energy has to create much needed employment — the continuing need for which is clearly evidenced in the...
Micro-hydro power generation (Status and Possibilities for micro-hydro power generation in South Africa)
First published in ESI Africa on 25 May 2021 By Tiaan Hendriks, Head of Energy Design, Sales and Marketing at SEM Solutions People are always expecting the power to go out in South Africa due to rolling blackouts. Every time it happens, the possibilities of...
First published in Bizcommunity on 11 May 2021 Solar PV Guidance for Facility Managers by Menno Sulsters, Head of Western Cape Operations, SEM Solutions The unpredictability and increases in the cost of electricity renders Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) an extremely viable...
First published by ESI Africa on 29 April 2021 By Tiaan Hendriks, Head of Energy Design, Sales and Marketing at SEM Solutions Micro-grids. These small and often isolated electrification solutions with the ability to easily harness renewable energy sources, could...
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 or a power plant and then discharges it later to provide electricity or other grid services when needed could be just what South Africa needs. Menno Sulsters writes about the topic in ESI Africa.
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 subsidies. Fast forward to 2019 and the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that more than 115 gigawatts (GW) of solar were installed across the world in 2019. This is more than all other generation technologies put together, writes Tiaan Hendriks, National Sales Engineer at SEM Solutions in ESI Africa.
Interviewed by Engineering News, Tiaan Hendriks unpacks how using microgrids offers an ideal platform for renewable-energy sources, such as wind energy.
First published in Engineering News, this article unpacks how the commercial sector has not fully realised the opportunity that exists to reduce their environmental footprint and save money in the long term when it comes to water use.
South Africa is facing increased pressure on conventional water sources in urban areas. Existing mitigation measures such as increased water abstraction rates, water transfer scheme supplementation and demand side management are no longer effective in satisfying the growing water demand.
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Published on 1st September, this Business Day...