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Modular Battery System

The UWC has developed a lithium-ion, modular “plug and play” battery system that can be used for a range of residential and light industrial applications. The system incorporates unique control algorithms and enhanced safety features, thus offering a more efficient, lighter and cost effective solution over similar products on the market.


Zenzeleni community wifi network solution

Zenzeleni is a solar-powered, community-owned Wifi telecommunications network solution providing affordable communications to remote rural areas. Through the use of wireless mesh networking, users are able to make free internal voice over IP calls, while the cost of breakout mobile calls and data is greatly reduced. The network consists of scattered nodes powered through easy-to-install, modular solar systems. Communities can charge mobile devices and provide lighting from these nodes.


Acid Mine Drainage Fly Ash Solution

The Fly Ash Acid Mine Drainage technology involves the treatment of mine water (acid or neutral mine drainage) with coal fly ash using a jet loop reactor in one single simple procedure by reducing the contaminants to acceptable levels, and thereby remediating contaminated water which can thereafter be used for agricultural and industrial purposes.


HySA™ Systems Integration & Technology Validation Competence Centre

HySA™ Systems is an industry, technology, demonstrator, prototype and product development oriented R&D Competence Centre hosted by the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and located at the South African Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry (SAIAMC).