With electricity costs increasing, solar energy efficiency for businesses is a low-risk investment which yields substantial rewards, particularly for high day-time energy users.  Manufacturing companies like Sheffield Manufacturing in Durban are increasingly turning to solar as a way to supplement energy needs, go green and bring costs down, says Lance Green of SolarSaver, a provider of customised rooftop solar photovoltaic solutions through a unique rent-to-own model.

juwi Australia has announced that the Sandfire DeGrussa Hybrid Project in Western Australia, has won the Western Australian Government’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's, 2019 Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence. The project consists of a 10.6MW tracking PV Project together with a 6MW battery coupled with a hybrid control system, which juwi developed, constructed and has been operating and maintaining since 2016.

Eco Expo Asia, the annual trade fair dedicated to environmental protection, is returning to AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong from 30 October to 2 November 2019. The Expo is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.

Today local legislation bans all liquid waste from landfill – signalling a massive shift in South African waste legislation and placing significant importance on the effective management of such waste by waste producers and the waste industry alike. The question is – is South Africa ready to manage this and what is it going to take to do so?

MEA Markets Magazine recently Announced the winners of its 2019 African Excellence Business Awards. These Awards aim to highlight those who go above and beyond, recognising these organisations for their stellar work. According to MEA Markets Magazine, the 2019 African Excellence Business Awards specifically focused on businesses “across but not limited to industries such as, energy, agriculture, mining and tourism to uncovering the innovators in disciplines like banking, technology and real estate development.” The Awards aim to showcase the best organisations in these industries from across the continent.

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