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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.
A scaled-up deployment of smart water networks will enable South Africa to better manage its water security, writes Dr Andries Nel, Head of Water at SEM Solutions.
Did you know that the national building regulations specify that at least 50% of the annual hot water generation volume be provided by means other than electrical resistance heating elements? Dr Andries Nel, head of water services at SEM Solutions, shares practical guidance on hot water generation in this article published in ESI Africa.
Dr Andries Nel, Head of Water at SEM Solutions was published on Bizcommunity on 6 Aug-giving the commercial sector key insights on the best solutions for heating water.
Water scarcity, both locally and globally are going to shape water management trends indefinitely, says Dr Andries Nel in the article published in Water & Infrastructure Africa on 1 July 2020
Andries Nel, Head of Water at SEM Solutions posits some innovative solutions in this article published in Infrastructure News (online).
SEM Solutions is an Eskom-registered ESCo company, a GBCSA Member and has CIDB gradings of 6EB, 6ME, 6CE, 6SO, 7EP.
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