Breakdown of calculated steam demand for selected industries in South Africa (26.5 PJ in total)

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

South Africa: Survey on break down of energy sources among 19 companies 2017 from selected industrial sectors

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.

Source: Solar Payback 2017