Key trend in Africa: Safari lodges changeover to clean solar energy and storage

Africa,Projects,Technical Solutions — The meeco Group on November 30, 2017 at 15:43

meeco DEVELOPS INTELLIGENT SOLAR POWER SOLUTIONS FOR REMOTE TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN KENYA

The energy supply of remote African hotel and safari facilities has always been a challenge mostly met by the extensive and exclusive deployment of diesel generators. But more and more hotel operators are looking for greener and more profitable alternatives. The Swiss-headquartered clean energy provider The meeco Group, which is specialised in the African energy market for more than 10 years, has identified this branch-specific power demand at an early stage and developed smartly connected hybrid and trybrid solar energy generation and storage solutions for remote hotels and safari lodges according to their locally varying requirements. read more

meeco to install 5 solar systems on NAREI Institute buildings in Guyana

Latin America,Projects,Technical Solutions — The meeco Group on November 14, 2017 at 15:48

National Agricultural Research and Extension institute will be equipped with sun2roof and sun2safe solar solutions

By issuing several clean energy tenders, the Government of the CO-operative Republic of Guyana aims to reach the target of a 100% renewable energy supply in the country. Within the scope of this program, the Guyana Energy Agency has now awarded meeco and its local joint venture oursun Guyana the tender to supply, design and install five solar systems for the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI). Upon completion, the five sites of the NAREI will thereby benefit from a clean energy supply ensured by sun2roof solar rooftop installations in combination with sun2safe energy management systems covering their internal energy needs. read more

Clean energy expert speaks at United Nations panel in Canada

Common — The meeco Group on October 26, 2017 at 13:03


meeco and oursun Canada part of UN forum on Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as part of the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” to achieve the targets of ending poverty and hunger, protecting the planet and ensuring shared prosperity and sustained economic growth. Lalith Gunaratne, our business partner in Canada and one of the directors of our joint venture company oursun Canada Inc., was invited to participate in the UN panel event “Global Goals, Local Action: A High-Level Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” focusing on the realisation of these goals. read more

Renowned award for PV Energy’s 10 MWp solar energy project cluster for Antigua & Barbuda

Branding,Latin America — The meeco Group on October 20, 2017 at 10:19

The award “best utility scale solar” was presented yesterday at the Caribbean renewable energy forum 2017

With our 10 MWp clean energy project cluster, planned, designed and realised for the Caribbean twin-island state Antigua and Barbuda, together with PV Energy we have been selected by the CREF Project Award Advisory Committee to win the award “Best Utility Scale Solar”. The award was presented yesterday at the ninth edition of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) taking place in Miami, Florida, USA.  As the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean energy market the CREF yearly attracts more than 500 visitors, among them a variety of important representatives of the Caribbean governments. read more

Remote community in Guyana to be powered by solar energy

Latin America,Projects,Sustainability — The meeco Group on October 10, 2017 at 09:46

We will install 400 kWp off-grid sun2live solution to provide Mabaruma Region with clean energy

The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana aims to foster the transition towards a 100% renewable energy supply by 2025. As part of this strategy, the Hinterland Electrification Company Inc. (HECI), associated with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, strives to improve the electricity situation of remote areas and reduce their dependence on cost-expensive and polluting diesel generators. The Mabaruma region will now benefit from this approach, since the HECI has awarded us the tender to design, supply and install a 400 kWp solar system for the community, which we will execute together with our local joint venture oursun Guyana. read more

Antigua’s well-built PV systems sustain impact of hurricane Irma

Latin America,Projects,Technical Solutions — The meeco Group on September 21, 2017 at 13:37

REINFORCED FRAMES AND ROBUST DESIGN OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS HAVE PAID OFF

The 6th September 2017 will remain as a notable day that all the people of Antigua and Barbuda will remember. Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Caribbean, exceeding category 5, has then hit the twin island state with its devastating power. The island of Barbuda suffered from the highest impact, with 90% of constructions wiped away by the strong wind blowing at consistently 300 km/h and way above in gusts. Antigua at only 50 km distance from the eye of the storm and well within the devastating display of natural forces suffered less damage, but was affected seriously as well with sustained winds exceeding at times 275 km/h. read more

meeco increases capacity and installs again the largest solar plant in Zimbabwe

Africa,Projects,Sustainability,Technical Solutions — The meeco Group on September 1, 2017 at 14:46

PIONEERING, ECO-FRIENDLY AND PROFITABLE: WE WILL INSTALL FOR ZIMBABWEAN COMPANY ADDITIONAL OFF-GRID/GRID-CONNECTED SOLAR SOLUTIONS

We expand our renewable energy endeavours in Zimbabwe. After equipping the facility of a Zimbabwean company with the so far largest solar energy plant in the country, we will now implement a further extension at the same clean energy installation and are about to execute a third PV facility with a capacity of 330 kWp. read more

How solar energy powers economic growth

Africa,Technical Solutions — The meeco Group on August 22, 2017 at 15:34

OUR sun2grid CLEAN ENERGY APPROACH SUPPORTS NATIONAL ECONOMIES

A stable energy sector is one of the most essential requirements for successful economic development and growth. Whilst in almost all countries in Europe or North America, the energy infrastructure is well developed, many other regions of the world have to deal with severe challenges in this area. In Africa, two-thirds of the continent’s population lack access to electricity. The reason for this energy crisis consists in particular in the rising electric power consumption per capita and the increasing gap between the growth of population, which was by 2.9% annually over the last 25 years, and the grid extension rate of only 2.7% over the same period. read more

meeco balloon team is part of a world record

Branding,Europe,Tradeshows & Events — The meeco Group on August 17, 2017 at 14:05

PILOTS ATTENDED AT EUROPE’S BIGGEST HOT AIR-BALLOON GATHERING IN FRANCE

The meeco hot air balloon team has just experienced ten exciting days in L’aérodrome de Chambley located in Lorraine, France. Together with 1,335 pilots and more than 1,000 hot-air balloons registered for 38 nations our team has participated in “Mondial Air Ballons 2017” – the biggest and most famous hot-air balloon gathering in Europe. Despite unstable and windy weather conditions meeco’s Chief Technical Officer and enthusiastic balloonist Thomas Beindorf could undertake five excellent flights with the SunCarrier-branded hot-air balloon above the French landscape. read more

Oldest Sikh temple in Europe equipped with sun2roof solar energy installation

Cooperations,Europe,Projects,Technical Solutions — The meeco Group on August 1, 2017 at 13:35

PV ENERGY INSTALLS ROOFTOP SOLAR SOLUTION ON CENTRAL GURDWARA (KHALSA JATHA) IN LONDON

Our joint venture company PV Energy Limited has just completed the installation of a sun2roof solar system on the rooftop of the Central Gurdwara (Khalsa Jatha) in London. The oldest Sikh temple in Europe, located in Shepherds Bush in the Western part of London, as off now, benefits from a 10.11 kWp clean energy solution generating sustainable and environmentally friendly solar power and ensuring long-term cost savings. read more