Final energy consumption in 2015 per sector (3,131 PJ in total)
Local coal reserves are the dominant fuel that is used to cover the industrial heat demand.
Source: IEA Energy Balance fo South Africa
In South Africa the food and beverage industry has the highest potential for the use of SHIP projects with an estimated 17.3 PJ of energy demand.
Source: Solar Payback 2017
The results show that the most responses were received from food and beverage as well as chemical companies. It is interesting to note that electricity is the dominant energy carrier that is currently used by companies indicating an interest in Solar Payback. This is likely caused by companies that are concerned about rising electricity prices and are looking for alternative lower cost heating options.