Heat Pumps

By: Sustainable Energy Society Of Southern Africa  11-11-2011
Keywords: solar water heating, Water Heating, Renewable Energy

Following meetings of key heat pump industry stakeholders hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban during June, SESSA has been given the mandate to establish a national heat pump division.

A non-profit organisation dedicated to the creation and continued growth of renewable energy and energy efficiency, SESSA already represents more than 500 members through its solar water heating division and an additional 120 through its photovoltaic division. Other SESSA initiatives include opportunity builders like Young SESSA, solar cooking and Sunpower for Life.

Establishing a heat pump division will create an industry mouth piece to facilitate the expansion of a more energy efficient technology landscape, and will further support SESSA’s mandate of continually striving towards the creation of a low carbon society.

Membership of SESSA’s heat pump division will be open to any entity selling, installing or maintaining heat pump technologies, regardless of size or geographical representation, as well as those involved in providing services, such as finance, to the heat pump industry.

Commenting on the establishment of the new division, SESSA Ambassador, Irvan Damon, said: “SESSA views the heat pump industry, which provides both domestic and commercial users with essential technology, as playing an important role as South Africa moves forward towards more sustainable energy resource use, underscored by a new clean energy era.

“We therefore welcome the opportunity to engage with the industry and its members in this way, and are excited to be given the mandate by the sector to increase consumer uptake and maintain essential industry standards.”

According to Damon, the heat pump division will elect its own executive committee and will be responsible for the management of the division, supported by the national SESSA office. An overwhelming number of applications for this committee have been received; its members will be announced shortly. The chairman of the division will sit on the SESSA Council to give monthly feedback on the progress of the division.

One of SESSA’s first tasks on behalf of its new members will be to engage with Eskom in the next

Following meetings of key heat pump industry stakeholders hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban during June, SESSA has been given the mandate to establish a national heat pump division.

Keywords: Clean Energy, Heating Division, Renewable Energy, solar water heating, Sustainable Energy, Water Heating, Water Heating Division

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