Sparks Electrical News

Improper installation of commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can drive up maintenance costs in later years and severely diminish any potential cost saving benefits for South African businesses. This is according to Manie de Waal, CEO of Energy Partners Solar, who warns that although PV systems have become an attractive option for businesses, experienced installation services are critical to maximising their cost efficiency.

Howard Earley, the new CEO of Major Tech, is a proactive professional executive with in excess of 20 years’ experience in all aspects of financial, general and operational management in multiple sectors. He is now using his vast experience in the corporate world to continue to shape Major Tech into a major player in the segments in which it operates. Sparks Electrical News spoke to him to find out more about his role at Major Tech, and his thoughts on the electrical industry.

Homeowners are at risk of having their insurance claims rejected if it is found that they are not in possession of a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC) for their property.

Standard Bank is the mandated lead arranger, underwriter and hedge provider of seven of the total 27 projects which have signed power purchase agreements with Eskom as part of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, (REIPPPP), after a long delay. Standard Bank was the first bank to close a project under this round, with a total of four projects already closed. The remaining projects have until end July to reach financial close.

Magnet has recently been appointed as distributors throughout Southern Africa, for the Hensel range of electrical installation and power distribution systems for facility equipment of buildings.

iSA Lighting Trend Show will be gathering the best Chinese lighting manufacturers to showcase their wares and network with the South African lighting industry this August. Taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre on August 16 and 17, from 10 am to 5 pm, the show, spread over 4 000 m2 with over 150 exhibitors, will focus on decorative lighting, LED lamps, outdoor lighting and solar lighting.

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