During 2014, the GCIP SA attracted some of South Africa’s most exciting and promising Cleantech SMME’s and start-ups. These entrepreneurs boast clean technologies that are innovative, creative and solutions-focused products. The following examples showcase the overall winner and the winners of special awards within the programme.
|Mark Booth – Clear Sky EnergyCategory: Waste Beneficiation
Project: Highly Efficient Modular Waste to Energy Plants
Technology: Apparatus and method for the treatment of gaseous waste designed using vortex principles and complete combustion to treat waste by thermo-chemical gasification at temperatures of 800 – 1000 degrees Celicius.
Weblink: www.clearskyenergy.co.za Email: email@example.com
|Desmond Seekola – Lightsperse Category: Energy Efficiency
Project: Low Cost Energy efficient Wireless Metering
Technology: Metering solution for electricity, water and gas in a cost effective and energy efficient manner. The technology provides accurate reliable readings, facilitates payment and as well as managing these critical resources.
|Marius Hugo – Mean Sea LevelCategory: Renewable Energy
Project: Ocean Wave Energy Converter
Technology: A robust wave energy converter, 1MW demonstration project, to harness oceans renewable wave energy resource based on the basic principle of the overtopping Wave Energy Converter.
Weblink: www.meansealevel.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Deon Du Preez – Solar IncidenceCategory: Renewable Energy
Project: Polymer Solar Water Heating
Technology: A locally developed and manufactured polymer solar water heater which is easy to install, requires very little maintenance, environmentally friendly and with a longer life span of 15 to 20 years.
|Dudley Jackson – Pennine Energy InnovationCategory: Water Efficiency
Project: SavvyLoo: Self-contained and waterless toilet
Technology: A patented waterless toilet for rural areas and temporary settlements that separates liquids from solids to improve environmental impact, decrease the potential for disease, reduce odour and ensure easier removal.
|Nikolas Jankovich – Twerly Street LightsCategory: Renewable Energy
Project: Twerly Street Lights
Technology: Street Lights powered by renewable energy using a vertical axis wind turbine and solar panels with a capacity to offer a Wi-Fi hotspot. Each Twerly has it’s own IP and can be tracked, managed and monitored from a remote location.
|Paseka Lesolang – WHC (Water Hygiene Convenience)Category: Water Efficiency
Project: Leak-Less Valve
Technology: Leak-Less Valve is a patented water control product that stops the influx of water at the predetermined water level of a toilet. The Leak-Less Valve can easily be retrofitted onto conventional toilets and modern toilets.
|Wolfgang von Loeper – MySmartFarmCategory: Water Efficiency
Project: ICT Cloud Data Solution for Farmers
Technology: A technology to visually access analysis of soil moisture via a mobile smartphones in order to assist in irrigation scheduling. The technology utilizes data from weather stations, soil laboratory, satellite and soil moisture to model water irrigation requirements.
Weblink: mysmartfarm.info Email: email@example.com
Mark Booth – Clear Sky Energy
Paseka Lesolang – WHC
Desmond Seekola – Lightsperse
Special Award for Best Youth-led Business:
Hollo Matlala – 4th Element Group
Category: Water Efficiency
Project: Water Security and Leak Detection System
Technology: The product is an integrated security and monitoring system for water pumps and it includes pipe leak detection for efficiently running pipeline water system. The system uses solar as energy source and the entire system can be monitored remotely.
Special Award for Best Woman-led Business:
Megan Verkuil – Capsule Technologies
Category: Energy Efficiency
Project: Desktop Computer Powered by Solar Energy
Technology: A desktop that consume a maximum 20 Watts to operate and can be powered with Solar panel. The computer will be made with lower power consumption parts to reduce electricity consumption by factor of 20. The product is commercially ready, but not yet deployed.
Special Award for Social Impact Innovation:
Dave Pons – Ceiling in a Can
Category: Energy Efficiency
Project: Ceiling in a Can
Technology: Ceiling in a Can uses new generation polymers for D.I.Y. manufacture of low cost ceilings that result in better living conditions for middle income people. CiC is half the cost and CiC comes in cans as indicated in the company name.
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