Centurion Building: Lessons and savings from solar thermal in the residential sector

South Africa

Submitted by SOLTRAIN Admin
Published 2 years ago

A report on one of SOLTRAIN's demonstration projects in the residential sector in Cape Town has been published.

The Centurion Building's solar thermal system (shown below) with heat pump backup was commissioned in 2018 and has saved 470MWh of electricity (a reduction of 69%) and R220,000 since commissioning.

The building is an old hotel that has been re-purposed as apartments for retirees. There are 134 apartments, with some retail outlets on the ground level.

Download the full report from this link.

The Centurion Building solar thermal installation