Developing eco-friendly technologies for water heating / cooling and refrigeration
2019 SEED Low Carbon Award Clean Energy East London, South Africa

AET AFRICA innovates, manufactures and supplies energy efficiency products for water heating and cooling systems and also conducts research on innovating those technologies. The company designs innovative products that would reuse wasted heat, provide accessibility and affordable hot water to all households and commercial users and further pasteurises the water.

AET developed a technology to decrease electricity costs of water preparation through a hotspot, without replacing conventional geysers. The hotspot compliments geyser timers, geyser blankets and high pressure solar geysers.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

AET Africa pushes forward a strong network of various partners and stakeholders to provide technology specific trainings to potential business partners, customers and the local youths. So far, it employed 5 students passing their internship programme.
  • Hiring five students after their in-service training with the enterprise in 2018
  • Taking seven new learners who needed training in order to obtain their engineering qualifications
  • Starting an internship programme focused on manufacturing and innovation in a local school
  • Obtaining Hotspot green certification through Green Tag
  • Forming a partnership with a waste management company that will produce pellets for our recycled packaging line
  • Starting ISO 14001 certification process

  • Employing 13 staff members from EC
  • Forming partnerships with local plumbers and electricians for installation trainings in two provinces



This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

The Innovation Hub is an incubator ensuring that AET AFRICA keeps up with the trends of innovations and technology worldwide

The Technology Localisation Implementation Unit (TLIU) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), assists AET AFRICA to optimize manufacturing processes

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