Innovative Israeli renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions to come to South Africa in March

February 14, 2012 at 10:39 am | Posted in Energy, Energy Efficiency, Israel, Renewable energy, Solar Water Heaters, South Africa | Leave a comment
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South Africa continues to face a variety of challenges in terms of energy sustainability. Israel is a world leader in renewable energy and demand side management solutions.   Israel has a 95% penetration with regards to solar water heaters.

The Embassy of Israel is proud to announce that we will be hosting 2 pavilions at Power & Electricity World Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre on 27 and 28 March 2012. The Renewable energy pavilions will be located on the renewable energy floor and the energy efficiency pavilion will be located on the power generation floor. The renewable energy pavilion will contain vendors in the solar technology field, consultants in wind and solar water heater manufacturers. The energy efficiency pavilion on the power generation floor will host a variety of energy efficiency solutions ranging from smart metering to energy efficient lighting solutions and other power saving solutions.

Catalogue of Israeli Energy Solutions 2012

Schedule a meeting with a solar water heater manufacturer

Schedule a meeting with a solar or wind energy solution company

Schedule a meeting with an energy efficiency lighting company

Schedule a meeting with  an energy efficiency or transmission company 

For more information or to schedule meetings please contact:

Michael Shapiro

+27 11 783 9605

michael.shapiro@israeltrade.gov.il

See where the wind is heading – Israeli start-up SmartWind brings new technology to make wind energy effective in variable conditions.

October 18, 2011 at 8:54 am | Posted in Energy, Energy Efficiency, Israel, Renewable energy | Leave a comment
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Wind energy has been a buzzword in sustainable energy circles for decades.  Even though a lot of progress has been made, wind energy faces a number of obstacles: wind turbines create significant noise, they are not ideal for the urban environment, they generate vibration, and most significantly, wind power can be highly variable by virtue of its source, presenting a substantial challenge to incorporating large amounts of wind power into a grid system.  Nowhere is this last concern more relevant than in Israel, where a day’s significant winds can be followed by weeks of no movement.  To solve this problem, one Israeli company has developed a unique form of wind turbine which not only reduces vibration and noise production, but works effectively and efficiently in areas (around the world) which are plagued by inconsistent wind patterns.

SmartWind, established in 2009 by Andrey Kotler,  has developed the innovative “Vertical Axis Wind Turbine”. The technology, which introduces a form of “Active Flow Control” to the traditional wind power process, adapts turbines for operation in weak and irregular wind flow conditions, while guaranteeing high performance. In addition to significantly reduced noise and vibration, the company’s rotor technology provides the means to enhance overall turbine efficiency within a wider range of low wind velocity areas, compensating for the intermittency of wind in such locations.  These advantages are particularly important for urban environments, where the aforementioned challenges of wind power have left many a project stuck at inception.

The continued development of technology such as SmartWind‘s is essential to the proliferation of wind energy the world over.  As innovative and flexible wind technology becomes increasingly available, utilities, and even individuals, throughout the globe will be more willing to give this form of sustainable energy a real shot.

Water Solutions from Israel to the Oil Refining Industry in South Africa

August 8, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Posted in Energy, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Technologies, export, import, Israel, South Africa, Water | Leave a comment
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A group of 5 Israel water solutions companies visited South Africa last week and considered cooperation with the largest players in the oil refining industry in the country.

The Oil Refining industry in South Africa is going through upgrading and expansion process. The Oil refining companies are required to deal with an expected water shortage, tougher regulation and hiking electricity prices. Most of the oil refining companies will enter into a period of large capex investments, renovation of existing water treatment plants and the building of new ones.

The Sasol refinery in Secunda will be expanded and renovated. An upgrade of the water desalination plant will happen in the coming year. PetroSA is expected, despite of many delays, to launch the construction of a large scale refinery in Nelson Mandela Bay. It is expected that the main water source for the refinery would be from a water desalination plant. Discussions are undergoing if the proposed plant will provide also water to the municipality.

Sasol and PetroSA will also lead the process with large investments. PetroSA will invest R 11 Billion in the new refinery and Sasol is expected to invest R 2-3 Billion in water related projects.

the 5 Israeli companies included IDE Technologies, Mapal Green Energy, Clean Technology Group, Cooling Quality Management, Eltav.

IDE is the world’s  leader in water desalination company sets the standards in both RO and thermal desalination. IDE will be a significant player in the tenders that municipalities such as Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay and Durban are expected to issue in the coming future.

Mapal fine bubble floating aeration system designed to replace  mechanical surface aerators. the solution can reduce opex by up to 70% due to energy savings and low maintenance cost.

CQM develops environmentally-friendly solutions that keep heat exchanger and cooling towers clean and continuously efficient. the usrs of these technology will don’t have to shut down their plant and manually clean the tubes any more.

Clean Technology Group is a unique system integrator that focuses o the integration of niche and unique technologies that will not be usually offered to clients by their competitors.CTG has established a subsidiary in South Africa in addition to 7 subsidiaries globally.

Eltav’s offering is based on standardized wireless solutions (IEEE 802.15.4) for monitoring of valves and actuators in the process industry. If your company is about to install a system based on large investment in cabling, you better think again. Eltav’s wireless solution will reduce your costs significantly.

Israel and South Africa will Expand Cooperation on Renewable Energy

April 5, 2010 at 10:07 am | Posted in concentrated solar power, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Israel, Renewable energy, Solar Water Heaters, South Africa | Leave a comment
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Israel Newtech in South AfricaDue to its lack of oil reserves, Israel is completely dependent on expensive oil imports. In light of the country’s rapid economic and population growth, it has become challenging to supply its own peak electricity demands. These challenges are inspiring Israeli researchers and entrepreneurs to work on cutting-edge renewable energy technologies. It has led the government to introduce feed-in-tariffs, for large-scale solar power plants and for PV systems up to 50 kWp. That is in addition to the very successful use of solar water heaters by 95% of the households in the country. Full article.

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