The DUT Energy Technology Station known as “KZN Industrial Energy Efficient Training and Resource Centre” (IEETR), is based within the Physics Department, in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The station was created in July 2012 and is funded by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) of South Africa to respond to the need for awareness, innovation, development, empowerment, entrepreneurship, research and technology transfer in energy efficiency and sustainable energy within KZN. Product design, prototype development, training, monitoring & verification in the energy field are services offered to industry. The centre has an Energy and Water SETA (EWSETA) accredited training centre and offers a variety of training courses at various exit levels in energy and water. The centre conducts research in various areas of renewable and sustainable energy.