Africa, and especially the Sub-Saharan region, has become an interesting market to explore for renewable energy projects. Renewables represent a great opportunity for the African continent to fill the energy gap and meet the continuously growing power need without relying upon fossil fuels. Nonetheless, South Africa’s renewable energy industry is emerging in the midst of the country’s worst electricity supply-side crisis in 40 years and many problems have yet to be overcome.
EXERGY is keen on penetrating this young, prosperous and ever challenging market by offering our know-how and ORC power solutions. EXERGY’s innovative technology could be applied effectively in this region in particular for biomass, heat recovery and geothermal sources. In order to pursue this ambitious goal, EXERGY has nominated Eytan Kaplan as Business Development Manager for Africa, responsible for leading sales and operations in the region. Together with EXERGY’s team of experts, he will help develop a market for our ORC technology and a network of new contacts on this continent. EXERGY will announce its presence in this new market at PowerGen Africa in Cape Town from 15 to 17 July 2015. Eytan Kaplan will make a presentation entitled, “Application of ORC (Binary Technology) in Biomass plants 1-5 MW” in the Biomass & Waste to Energy Session on Wednesday 15th July 2015 at 16:15. Eytan will describe EXERGY’s ORC technology applied to biomass plants ranging from 1 to 5 MW and focus on ORC applications that have been successfully installed within Europe. He will demonstrate how this technology has potential for application across the African continent.
The PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition is a key event for the Sub-Saharan Africa electricity sector. The theme for this year’s event is “Emerging Opportunities in the World’s Fastest Growing Continent”, where the issues of the African electricity sector will be addressed and discussed. The event aims to create a forum for discussion to present innovative and pioneering solutions in order to increase energy efficiency and adjust smart technologies to the needs of Africa’s power and energy industry.