Going off-the-grid is a trend that is highly relevant with the times we are living in; considering all the carbon emissions and concerning climate change stats there are out there. As South Africans; the first thought which I guarantee comes to mind is to escape the reliance on our crumbling Eskom; but looking further, more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies have already received significant results by using solar power.
We are proud to announce our plantation satellite monitoring partnership with Ecosia. As the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine, to date, Ecosia has planted more than 128 (and actively counting!) million trees across over 30 countries worldwide, all in the name of good-will. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, this aspiring initiative recently identified a shortfall; in order to improve the integrity of their services, the on-going monitoring of their trees was required.
Our Beta Structure Suitability Solar Potential (MWh) online portal showcases the benefit of this data set in being able to identify which structures across the country are ideally suited for solar panels and hence solar power offerings. Solar companies looking to increase their solar panel footprint are then able to clearly earmark which structures to approach with their solar solutions.
With a global move to tighten the current regulations around mine tailings monitoring and disaster prevention, mining houses are searching for methods to assist in a proactive monitoring solution which not only provide insight into the tailing dams but can greatly assist the general mine manager in a range of ongoing monitoring aspects.
Offsetting one’s carbon footprint through tree planting initiatives has become a valid trend; however, have you considered if the organisation you have selected is accountable for what they have promised?