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2019 in Review: Customer Insights for African Mini Grid Developers

31st July 2020 Guest author Sam Miles highlights key findings from 2019 research reports on mini grids in Africa. Miles is an independent writer and consultant whose work has been featured by the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Lighting Africa. Email Sam. 2019 was a big year for the mini... 

Ace Natural, New York: Organic food wholesaler builds microgrid to boost resilience and cut utility bills

27th July 2020 If you’re in the food business, electricity is a lifeline; power failures and loss of refrigeration can deliver a major financial blow, as this company knows. So it’s no surprise that when ACE consulted Solar One Energy CEO Mickey Bennett about a renewable energy project for a new building,... 

Webinar: A Tour of HOMER Pro and the Latest in Optimizing Microgrid Design

21st July 2020 Join HOMER Energy founders Peter Lilienthal and Marilyn Walker in a walk-through of HOMER Pro, the flagship microgrid optimization software. First introduced in 2014, HOMER Pro was a major redesign of HOMER, which was originally developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. A major goal... 

UL Helps Advance Vaccination Storage Technologies with New World Health Organization Accreditation

15th July 2020 With an anticipated surge in the need for vaccine storage in preparation for COVID-19 vaccination release, World Health Organization accredited testing will help refrigeration OEMs ensure refrigeration reliability and temperature consistency impacting overall vaccine efficacy. UL, a leading... 
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Denel seeking extension to period in which it has to pay its staff their arrears

In a press statement released on Friday, financially-embattled State-owned defence industrial group Denel reported that it was trying to get an extension to the court-ordered deadline for it to pay its workers their full salaries. In a judgment handed down on August 4, the Labour Court had... 

Coca-Cola changes Sprite packaging to increase recycling

The Coca-Cola Company in South Africa has stopped the production of Sprite’s iconic green packaging to produce fresh, new clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle packaging. The transition to clear packaging means that more Sprite bottles can be collected, recycled and reused to make... 
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