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Introduction

The DUT Energy Technology Station known as “ KZN Industrial Energy Efficient Training and

Resource Centre (IEETR), is based in the Physics Unit at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and is established as one of many technology stations based within South African Universities. The energy technology station was created in July 2012 and is funded by TIA (Technology Innovation Agency) to respond to the need for awareness, innovation, development, empowerment, research and technology, and provide subsidized services in energy efficiency and energy projects within KZN. A key focus area of the technology station is to assist SME’s, commercial, residential and industrial sectors in the field of energy. It has identified energy efficiency conservation and management as an area where we can assist the above sectors in reducing reducing their energy consumption as well as renewable energy solutions.

Services Offered

  • Quality Advisory Service
  • Product Development / Prototyping
  • Testing and Analysis of Solar Energy Systems
  • Energy Management Solutions which include:
    • Energy Metering, Verification and Monitoring
    • Medium & Low – Voltage Power Factor Correction, design, products and projects
    • Harmonic Filtering
    • Load Control and Quality of supplies studies
    • Web-Based AMR (automatic meter reading) solution to commercial and industrial clients
    • Medium Voltage Protection Relays supply
  • Energy Auditing of SME’s and Industrial Plants
  • Training in Solar Thermal Energy
  • Training in Photovoltaics
  • Energy Awareness Programs
  • Workshops in Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Installation of Photovoltaic Systems and Wind & Photovoltaic Systems