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.
WE EXTEND OUR BUSINESS PORTFOLIO WITH meeco Industrial Climbing Services
To expand our worldwide business activities, we have recently created a new company division: meeco Industrial Climbing Services. With headquarters in Germany, meeco Industrial Services GmbH broadens our branch portfolio. By combining the experience of our energy and financial experts with the professional skills of industrial climbing, the new company division is able to realise a broad range of projects at high levels and difficult to access locations worldwide.
PV Energy provides Antiguan island with clean energy
The twin-island state Antigua and Barbuda has taken a leading role in terms of clean energy supply in the Caribbean. This leadership has now once again been strengthened through the completion of eleven sun2live and sun2roof solar installations on the small private island Jumby Bay in the north of Antigua by our UK-based renewable energy joint venture PV Energy Limited.
24-hours service platform ensures smooth operation of energy installations
The meeco Group is a trailblazer in the innovation of intelligent and customised energy solutions. Now, the Indian subsidiary meeco India (Pvt) Ltd. has developed a completely new platform for online monitoring, troubleshooting and controlling. This new tool enqueues into meeco’s range of sun2products and is called sun2see.
Interview with the Director of meeco India (Pvt) Ltd., Tarun Munjal
Thanks to its entrepreneurial spirit Tarun Munjal, Managing Director of meeco India (Pvt) Ltd., is a decisive part of the innovation department for new clean energy generation, storage and monitoring products. He was responsible for the development of one of the best-selling energy solutions of The meeco Group: the intelligent energy management system sun2safe.
The meeco Group, after its holding company meeco Invest AG has purchased the remaining 66 per cent of the shares of the Swiss-based company oursun Japan Holding AG, is now the sole shareholder of this company. The Swiss-based clean energy provider has purchased the shares from two business partners from Italy and Japan. The company can now be fully integrated in the international corporate structure of The meeco Group in order to support worldwide renewable energy projects.
One fifth of the countries worldwide are small island developing states. In terms of the effects of climate change, these regions belong to the most vulnerable worldwide. Sea level rise and increasing extreme weather events such as tropical storms represent real dangers for the existence of small islands. Therefore a transition to renewable energies, away from expensive and polluting fossil fuels, is urgently needed. Thanks to the abundant availability of unlimited clean energy sources such as wind or sun this shift is possible, realistic and commercially viable.
Halftime for Antigua and Barbuda’s solar rooftop projects: Nearly 50 % of the agreed 2 MWp solar rooftop systems are installed. The 2 MWp sun2roof are part of a 10 MWp clean energy cluster conducted and realised by the government of the Caribbean twin-island state and the UK-based renewable energy provider PV Energy Limited. The equipment of government-owned buildings such as schools thereby represents a fundamental part of reducing the twin-island’s dependency on fossil fuels and spurring the development of a green economy.
29 sheep returned to sun2live airport facility in Antigua
The 3 MWp sun2live solar power plant at the V.C. Bird International Airport Antigua has once again become home for a flock of sheep. After having accomplished the repair of the fence surrounding the facility, the clean energy provider PV Energy, a UK-based joint venture of The meeco Group, could retrieve 29 sheep to the facility last week.
meeco and Powerspeed Electrical spur the development of solar technology in Africa
Located in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe is one of the sunniest and best irradiated areas in the world. The weather conditions are perfectly suitable for solar energy solutions, which are getting more and more interesting for the government and private investors. In the past the national grid was not always reliable and many companies and households have to deal with load shedding and power cuts.