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South Africa’s energy landscape has historically been dominated by heavy-polluting coal-powered electricity. Thanks to an abundance of the black mineral, the largest economy and most developed country on the continent has powered its cities and regions from coal power plants. However, the energy mix is...

Australia has the biggest market in the world for residential solar systems. The country has over 1.5 million residential solar systems installed, in some suburbs you will see solar panels on 40 per cent of houses. It is the highest uptake of solar in the world for residences. While Australia is leading the way for residential solar, homeowners face issues ensuring their solar systems work at maximum capacity and efficiency. A recent study by Sunwiz found that over 51 per cent of solar systems in Australia are under performing, this is based on data from Ausgrid showing that from 8000 solar systems 51.8 per cent are not performing to capacity. Solar Analytics has entered the market to rectify these problems with its ground-breaking Smart Monitor technology. 

ACWA Power, one of the world’s leading investor, developer, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power and desalinated water plants, has developed into a leader of solar energy. Based in Saudi Arabia, the firm’s portfolio of renewable energy projects expands across the globe and can be found in Europe, Africa and Asia. The firm’s most recent and award-winning South African venture is the Bokpoort CSP Independent Power Project (IPP) located in the rural town of Groblershoop in the Northern Cape, 900 kilometers west of Johannesburg.  

Helping companies better manage their energy and resource requirements to reduce utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions is what drives CarbonetiX, an Australian Total Energy & Resource Solutions company. Led by its passionate general manager, Randall Vavra, the CarbonetiX mission statement is “to improve our clients’ energy and resource management by utilising our experience and leading-edge technologies to deliver practical, cost effective solutions that enhance environmental performance.”