Li-ion UPS batteries offer lower TCO

Schneider Electric aims to capitalise on its first-to-market advantage in lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries, as Bloomberg predicts big gains in data centre UPS systems. “Key to this growth is the lower total cost of ownership,” explains Riaan de Leeuw,...

Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

Power problems are a reality in South Africa for the foreseeable future, and many organisations have implemented solutions to minimise downtime and ensure business continuity. One of the most common solutions that people turn to is the use of an uninterruptible power...

Generating energy value and creating agility is key

Energy security remains elusive on the African continent and is one of the biggest challenges engulfing the Utility sector, according to KPMG experts. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access...

The right battery for industry’s solar needs

Effectively harnessing South Africa’s abundant solar energy in a business environment offers both environmental and cost-saving benefits. However, when introducing a solar solution, many companies find themselves facing unexpected challenges due to incorrect...

Multi-disciplinary approach needed to make SA green

The energy saving industry has entered a new stage, leaving behind the traditional approach of retrofitting buildings and factories. The industry has moved from this traditional approach towards a  multi-disciplinary one which is aimed at reducing energy usage and...

Preserving your standby generator investment

When faced with the potential losses involved in load shedding or general electricity outages because of poorly maintained infrastructure, many businesses in South Africa have made the investment in their own power management solutions. Central to these solutions is...