SAMAC Engineering Solutions

Providing energy-efficient off-grid air conditioning technologies
2019 SEED Low Carbon Award Clean Energy Durban, South Africa

SAMAC’s offering is a single phase air conditioner that can be operated off-grid targeting the event management market. The business model includes direct sales as well as a lease model where entrepreneurs can lease units at a fixed cost.

SAMAC provides its products to a market that currently cannot afford such services due to high electricity costs and addresses private and commercial customers, focusing on event management companies.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

SAMAC developed sustainable off-grid air conditioning technologies and managed to decrease energy consumption through air conditioning by 25% to 35%.
  • Employing 5 young people from peri-urban communities and training them in various skills such as design, energy management and administration

  • Developing products that reduce energy usage of air conditioning by 25% to 35

  • Engaging Standard Bank to run a trial on their bank branches with the commitment to rolling out the product to their other branches if test runs are successful



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.

Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) as a government agency is the main funder for the technology development of SAMAC Engineering Solutions

Phase Change Energy Solutions supplies SAMAC with energy saving blankets, giving SAMAC a first mover advantage on the technology

Green Building Council of South Africa is used by SAMAC in designing green products

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