Tag: solar energy

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Five ways to decrease energy costs

Cutting costs and saving money is essential to the health of any business. But too many small business owners focus on direct spending and not the indirect costs of intangibles such as energy costs. Every penny saved on conserving energy goes straight to the bottom line. Here are five strategies for cutting energy costs in your business. Empower an Energy Manager Put someone in charge of your energy savings and…

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How green are electric vehicles?

Electric vehicles claim to be the green and sustainable solution. But where does this electricity come from? Electric Vehicles, also called EVs, can either be recharged via a plug connection or by exchanging the drained battery with a charged one at designated locations. The latter variant is referred to as AC charging (Alternating Current) or fast charging and enables to reach 80% of the maximum capacity within 30 minutes. DC…

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Energy poverty in Africa

Can we end the energy poverty in Africa? Many countries in Africa remain not connected to the main grid and they never will be. Why do I say this? These countries may leapfrog from using power from the main grid to use of decentralized renewable energy packaged solutions. Just the same way Africa leapfrogged from using grid type connected telephone lines to use of cellphones—there is a potential and the…

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Is going solar good for sustainability?

It is true that fighting climate change will take combined efforts of government, private sector and individuals like you and me. I have worked on a few projects concerning mitigating climate change, and I have come to the conclusion that innovations to reduce the effects of climate change will require huge amounts of finance by the private sector with technical assistance from the government. Finances alone without innovation in policy…