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Wine Farms Taking Advantage of Solar Energy

Electricity prices are continuously going up. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that many wine farms of all sizes are turning to other ways of getting power for their farms, Renewable power generation, especially the power generated from solar photovoltaic is becoming increasingly popular. 

The whole of the continent of Africa enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year – this is according to the SA Department of Energy.  Read the rest

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Shopping Centres and Solar Power

Owners of shopping malls and shopping centres, are now, more than ever, opting for solar power energy resources. It is time to take back the power and to become independent from the power grid. 

The past ten years have seen the price of electricity in South Africa increasing more than 300%! This is a huge amount of money and there is no end in sight for increases and demand.  Read the rest

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6 Small and Medium-Sized Business That Use the Most Energy

Small to medium-sized businesses must watch their energy consumption once they are up and running. It is easy for power usage to spiral out of control. Get your utility to assist with breaking down exactly where the energy costs are being used. 

These six businesses are the biggest culprits for using the most energy 

  • Car Dealerships 
  • Grocery outlets 
  • Bakeries 
  • Restaurants 
  • Convenience stores 
  • Hotels and Motels 

Why car dealerships use so much energy 

Perhaps the three biggest causes of using so much energy in the car dealership industry would be lighting, lighting and lighting! Read the rest

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Ways To Make Your Warehouse More Energy Efficient

The biggest energy gobblers in any warehouse are temperature control and lightning. Energy control in the form of heating, refrigeration and cooling will impact on your bottom line. By reducing the two biggest energy gobbling culprits, you can make a massive saving in your business. 

Save energy and money while reducing the carbon footprint of your warehousing facility – here’s how: 

Add shading around your warehouse as this will reduce heat and can minimise costs of cooling. Read the rest