This June will see the next annual staging of Sustainability Week, a multi sector event that is a highlight on the national green economy calendar, providing key stakeholders with a platform from which to learn and engage with thought leaders and relevant business and government networks. The event consists of no less than eight conferences and seminars and one large exhibition, and takes place at the CSIR International Convention Centre City of Tshwane from the 17th to the 19th June 2014.
The purpose of the solar thermal flagship district is to enhance the visibility of a variety of solar heating and cooling technologies in the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. Hence it is crucial that these can be visited readily by technical tours or by political decision makers. The area of the Gauteng solar thermal flagship district has been defined as a circular area of about 50km in radius, centered on the Centurion Gautrain station.
The world's top solar thermal experts offered a specialist workshop on "Solar Heat for Industrial Applications" at the University of Pretoria on 3 and 4 February 2014.
The attendance of 40 is exclusively limited to persons who have attended previous SOLTRAIN courses, or have experience with large solar water systems in Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
"South Africa is currently one of the world's leading examples in terms of sustainable government policy on solar," says Edwin Koot, CEO of Solarplaza, the leading global solar energy conference organiser.
The global Photovoltaic (PV) industry has been turned upside down in the last 24 months, with former industry leaders losing massive market share, China soaring to new heights, and South Africa revealing itself as an example of sustainable government policy.