Kapp Environmental Consultants (Pty) Ltd was established in 2019 by Director Renier Kapp and provides specialised services in the fields of Environmental Management. Renier has more than 13 years’ experience as an Environmental Practitioner and has successfully completed more than 100 Environmental Impact Assessments. We are based in Mossel Bay and conduct work throughout the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape. Our main focus is to deliver a highly professional service to our clients and to achieve a sustainable project outcome. We pride ourselves on providing a streamlined service and ensuring that our projects are completed within the best possible timeframes whilst maintaining open lines of communication throughout the project process. After completing his formal tertiary education at Stellenbosch University, Renier was one of the founding members of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners’ Association of South Africa (EAPASA) and a member of the International Association of Impact Assessments in South Africa (AIAsa). Renier has furthermore completed training courses in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA).
SolarBeam is turning homes into energy-saving powerhouses locally and beyond. All our products are designed and manufactured in house. Our experts will assess each project and advise accordingly on the most efficient and cost effective solution for you, ensuring that the system achieves the maximum benefit from the Sun. SolarBeam aims to be the leading local manufacturer and supplier of the most efficient and reliable Solar Products in Africa. SolarBeam is the longest operating Solar company in Africa, and we are a majority black owned company with an SABS mark of approval. The 100% locally manufactured Solar water heating systems for industrial and commercial systems through to 100 litre low pressure units, 200 and 300 litre high pressure residential units as well as Solar Photovoltaic solutions. All our products are designed and manufactured in house. Our experts will assess each project and advise accordingly on the most efficient and cost effective solution for you, ensuring that the system achieves the maximum benefit from the Sun. We have been heating African families and institutions for more than 38 years. A proven track record that we are really proud of, given our experience in Africa’s harsh climatic conditions you can be certain of our world class solutions always.
Phelan Energy Group Limited was established in 2005 after solar energy solutions grabbed our founder’s, Paschal Phelan, entrepreneurial attention. The Group now have global offices in Dublin, Cape Town, New Delhi, Germany and Afghanistan. Phelan Energy Group Limited is a leading international energy developer with an exclusive focus on Solar PV. Led by a dynamic trans-national team the group commenced operations in South Africa 15 years ago. It has a total installed, and grid connected, capacity of 260 MWp, with a large and ever-growing international footprint. Our vision, as an energy developer, is to achieve the lowest cost of solar energy in the world. Our key solar installation in South Africa is among the largest solar farms in Africa with an installed capacity of 175MW. Furthermore, Phelan Energy Group Limited is constructing an additional Solar Farm in South Africa, which will have an installed capacity of 90 MW once completed. Phelan Energy Group Limited has entered the Indian solar market in 2016 with a record low bid which drew comment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi that our winning bid, for the first time, brought solar electricity pricing below that of thermal power (i.e. coal). The 70MWp project has commenced operations in November 2018. Phelan Energy Group Limited brought power to the people of Afghanistan with a 15MWp Project in Kandahar. The project has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). We have since signed two additional PPAs in Afghanistan (Sept 2020) for two new innovative solar projects that’s first of their kind, a 24MWp Floating Project and a 40MWp solar project with Battery Energy Storage, along with a healthy pipeline for prospective opportunities for 2021 and beyond. Through determined cost management, innovation, and efficiency, we have become the lowest cost producer of solar PV systems. We are proud of the track record of our solar farms, all of which perform ahead of their planned output. We continue to retain a minimum 25%-30% equity in each farm and our group balance sheet with a net asset value of over USD100m, with no debt, speaks to our competence and success.
juwi is one of the world's leading specialists in renewable energies. The company offers project development, EPC and O&M services, as well as solutions to bring about the transition to 100% renewable energy. Our business activities are focused on Solar Energy (Utility-scale and Commercial & Industrial) and onshore Wind Energy. We work together to implement renewable energy projects economically and reliably and deliver best value in Africa today. We are convinced that 100% renewable energy supply is possible and every day, we work towards this vision becoming true. There are many good reasons for choosing renewable energies: They preserve climate and nature, are economic and their decentral production contributes to regional value creation. For juwi, the commitment to renewable energies is not just a business concept: It is a matter close to our heart. Therefore, we promote our "green" convictions at every level of the company. In order to protect nature, we try to use our resources as sustainably as possible, for instance, through the use of a highly efficient and energy-saving building technology, the use of e-cars and a business catering that cooks with regional and seasonal products. The most important energy yet comes through our employees. This is why we have established a framework for a sound work-life balance. juwi runs its own kindergarten as well as its own business catering, has several sporting facilities, a prayer room and offers flexible working. [/box]
GreenCape is a non-profit organisation that drives the widespread adoption of economically viable green economy solutions from the Western Cape. We work with businesses, investors, academia and government to help unlock the investment and employment potential of green technologies and services, and to support a transition to a resilient green economy. We are a not-for-profit organisation established in 2010 to support the development of the green economy in the region. GreenCape’s vision is a thriving prosperous Africa mobilised by the green economy. In the next 5 years, GreenCape aims to be globally relevant in driving the uptake of green economy infrastructure solutions in the developing world context. We work at the interface between business, government and academia in order to identify and remove barriers to economically viable green economy infrastructure solutions in developing countries, thereby catalysing their replicable and large-scale uptake to enable each country and its citizens to prosper. We assist businesses by removing barriers to their establishment and growth. Our work includes: helping potential investors understand the local market, connect with the right people and encounter fewer barriers to doing business providing policy and regulatory advocacy and support. Facilitating access to funding and market access. Green Cape assists with establishing skills development partnerships, networking and information-sharing events and our expert knowledge through publications. GreenCape assists you to work closely with our partners in government, the private sector and academic community. The green economy is new and fast moving and business opportunities may be constrained by issues such as legislation and policy, a lack of credible information, limited market awareness and demand, business finance and skills. GreenCape’s team of sector experts make it their business to fully understand these shifting dynamics so they can provide useful and relevant support to existing and potential green businesses. We also assist local, provincial and national government to build a resilient green economy by providing: support on the development of standards, regulations, tools and policies. We provide expert technical knowledge on key sectors in the green economy and access to networks of key players across business, academia, and internationally.
Treetops Renewable Energy Systems provides a full range of high quality photovoltaic energy products and services on a residential and commercial scale. Solar Power in Cape Town - Brought to your home and business by Treetops Renewable Energy Systems. Martin Pollack, CEO of Treetops, pioneered Solar Systems with his own house in Meadowridge and achieved the SSEG (Small-Scale Embedded Generation) Tariff in Cape Town. Now it is YOUR turn to be a part of the world-wide energy revolution. Build your Solar System and save money! Let the sun shine on your bank account. Treetops is the leading Turnkey System Integrator for Photovoltaic Systems. We are specialized in Solar Systems and the reliable and affordable supply of electricity to homes and businesses. Our Battery and UPS Systems provide uninterrupted Power on a residential and industrial (several MVA) scale.
Moja combines in a single application the functionality of multiple apps. Moja is an enterprise engine designed to empower both entrepreneurs and consumers through trade, training, network-building, and financial inclusion. Moja empowers entrepreneurs to transact business locally and across borders, build trade networks, learn digital marketing and business skills, and access a full range of services, including loans and insurance. Moja empowers consumers with a complete suite of educational offerings, a trustworthy environment in which to shop for products, a means to communicate with their community, and a broad range of value-added services. Moja is a platform for flourishing—a complete ecosystem on a smartphone. It has an elegant interface designed specifically for the practices and preferences of Africans. Moja is not a Western clone and is not based on any existing platform. Moja 1.0 combines in a single application Moja Marketplace, a culturally adapted and innovative b2b and b2c trading platform; Moja University, an e-learning environment; and Moja Connect, a business-oriented social networking system. But this is just the beginning. Subsequent releases will include a full suite of financial services (Moja Pay), a mobile-based loan and insurance facility (Moja Money); a full range of innovative mobile-based and value-added features; and a greatly expanded curriculum in Moja University.
Saildrone is a US business that designs, manufactures, and operates a fleet of the world’s most capable, proven, and trusted uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs). Predominantly powered by wind and solar, Saildrone USVs have a minimal carbon footprint and are equipped with advanced sensors and AI technology to deliver critical data and intelligence from any ocean, at any time of year. Solutions include maritime domain awareness, ocean data, and ocean mapping. Saildrone operations and data collection services are encrypted and secure. Saildrone is the world’s leading collector of ocean related in situ data via uncrewed vehicle, above and below the sea surface. Government, scientific, and commercial organizations around the globe rely on Saildrone to deliver the critical information they need—when they need it. Saildrone is headquartered in Alameda, CA, in a former Naval Air station hangar with direct access to the waters of San Francisco Bay. Our measurements and observations, from above and below the ocean surface, provide intelligence and insight for subjects ranging from maritime security, to mapping, to earth system processes such as weather forecasting, carbon cycling, global fishing, and climate change. All of which have a tremendous impact on humanity Saildrone designs, manufactures and operates the world’s most capable, proven and trusted USVs. Saildrones are wind and solar-powered autonomous surface vehicles which make cost-effective ocean data collection possible at scale. We collect critical marine data, delivered in real-time, from any of our oceans, at any time of year. We are building the world's largest high-resolution ocean data sets, working with governments and private companies around the globe. Saildrone's patented wing technology was born from 10 years of R&D in pursuit of the land speed record. The company is headquartered in Alameda, CA, and backed by The Schmidt Family Foundation, Social Capital, Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund, Lux Capital, Exor Seeds, and Horizons Ventures.
After realising that carbon emissions from the developing and emerging economies exceeded those produced from the industrialised nations, SolarisKit’s founder Faisal Ghani decided the most impactful way to tackle the climate emergency was through simple and practical clean energy solutions. These solutions would not only have massive impact on the environment but potentially improve the lives on millions of people across the world. With nearly 50% of global energy consumed to generate heat, Faisal worked on a new way of providing affordable, clean heat. This led to the development of the world’s first flat-packable solar thermal collector and the birth of SolarisKit. SolarisKit received its first big boost winning Scotland’s national Converge Impact Challenge in 2019 providing £20,000 of funding and access to greater access to Scotland’s entrepreneurial eco-system. Further funding from Innovate UK (£242K) has been awarded to SolarisKit to carry out pilot installations of the SolarisKit solar collector in Rwanda. SolarisKit was named ‘Start-up of the year’ at the 2020 Solar & Storage Live Awards. As part of our commitment to the environment, SolarisKit has committed to funding the plantation of 25 trees for every collector sold. A carbon offset program is also in place for all our employees to reduce our carbon footprint.
Fighting for a pollution-free ocean is vital for our survival and also a promise we make to our future. It’s also about defending a desire for beauty and freedom that inspires many of us. Today, The SeaCleaners is active on several fronts: raising awareness and promoting prevention, sharing scientific knowledge, accelerating the transition to a circular economy, and developing innovative solutions for waste collection and re-purposing on land and at sea. All this while guided by three principles: act now, find concrete solutions, and never give up. To raise awareness about the protection of the oceans and plastic pollution with The SeaCleaners means to transmit knowledge in a fun way in order to engage and incite action. Reducing marine plastic pollution through innovative technology. This is The SeaCleaners technical hub’s mission, with the support of a pool of industrial and academic partners. The SeaCleaner’s’ scientific activities are the bridge between our field work and the international scientific community, focused on issues of plastic waste and ocean pollution. It is essential that our projects be grounded in rigorous science. Our team listens in real time to the latest studies on plastic pollution. We catalogue, comment and explain the research for the non-specialist audience. Our International Scientific Advisory Board informs our strategy and actions with rich and diverse expertise. Our teams in the field study future collection sites and establish local collaborative networks. OpenData is our philosophy. We share our technical analyses in order that all may benefit and better understand the issues surrounding plastic pollution.
Charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Since charity: water was founded in 2006, we’ve been chasing one ambitious goal: ending the global water crisis. And while the water crisis is huge, we’re optimistic. We know how to solve the problem, and we make progress every day thanks to the help of local partners and generous supporters. If we work together, we believe everyone will have access to life’s most basic need within our lifetime. Facing a problem as big as the water crisis requires an incredible team. We’re grateful to have some of the most innovative and committed leaders guiding our organization. After a decade of indulging his darkest vices as a nightclub promoter, Scott Harrison declared spiritual, moral, and emotional bankruptcy. He spent two years on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, saw the effects of dirty water firsthand, and came back to New York City on a mission.
Anyone can be a Heritage Ambassador. Help take our past into the future. Spread the word and generate revenue. Make heritage your business and earn with your passion for art and culture. ArtAcadia.org is an umbrella organization for everything pertaining to our heritage and respective cultures. Providing a platform for Heritage Ambassadors, to help take our past into the future. We are a passionate community that is compiling a comprehensive global directory and cultural map. Facilitating networking, training, work opportunities, events and marketplace.