The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) is the first national renewable energy technology centre in South Africa and has been established at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) – Bellville campus, Cape Town, South Africa. SARETEC expedites specialized industry-related and accredited training for the entire renewable energy (RE) industry including short courses and workshops.
The Centre has received funding from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the National Skills Fund (NSF) and substantial support from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through the South African-German energy programme (SAGEN), implemented by the GIZ, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and Green Cape.
As a National Centre, SARETEC will also endeavour to make locally developed technologies more accessible to the renewable energy industry in partnership with education and research institutions in all provinces.
SARETEC has established strong partnerships with government, academia, industry, associations and private sector companies within the Renewable Energy Sector. The facility is a green building and is designed to showcase the use of renewable energy and energy efficient technology.