Sustainable

Giving a clear definition of South Africa's heritage is impossible. With the diverse cultures, ethnicities and races that exist in this country, one can never clearly define its "heritage". Therefore, when South Africans, especially now in the modern age, celebrate and define heritage, they do it in a creative, innovative way. They even go as far as to say that they are African, instead of...

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Resolution Circle recently showcased its versatility and broad scope when it undertook a project to renovation of two houses located in the city of Johannesburg's plantation road in Auckland Park. The property is owned by the University of Johannesburg, but it was used as a rehabilitation centre before it was refurbished. Resolution Circle's project manager Etienne Kirsten described the house as dilapidated, dirty and nonfunctional before...

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To many people, the most familiar forms of renewable energy are solar and wind. But biomass (plant material and animal waste) is the oldest source of renewable energy, used since our ancestors learned the secret of fire. See attached picture, which shows that bioenergy is a significant proportion of the renewable energy mix. Bioenergy is not only power (93GW) but also thermal (433GW) and transportation...

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House Madeline is South Africa’s first off-grid luxury house using recycled shipping containers and other material. We interviewed Lizl Naude to find out more. Container housing is still a fairly new concept in South Africa, although in certain countries it is already booming. The whole concept of off-grid living immediately struck a chord with the Naude’s as they fell in love with a tin can, shipping...

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Fuel Cell Technology

Resolution Circle Tech Incubator resident Clean Energy Investments is developing the hydrogen fuel cell market in South Africa. This technology is implemented to provide efficient, quiet and clean backup power to ensure power security during major storms, load shedding and other disruptive events. Clean Energy Investments is a unique and innovative company, focused on increasing the local content in the hydrogen fuel cells solution as...

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Course

If you are interested in learning how to design, plan and quote for the installation and operation of state-of the-art PV roof-top back-up systems? Well then the Maxx Solar Super School is just what you need. The Super Solar School is a one week training which includes the following 3 courses: • Solar Power Sunrise Intermediate Course, • Solar Power Technician Course, • Solar Power Designer back-up Course. Next Course will commence...

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Marius Geldenhuys

Companies around the globe are feeling the pressure to transform into environmentally-friendly ecosystems. Energy efficiency management is key to achieving this while saving energy. Energy management is the process of monitoring, controlling and conserving energy in a building or organisation. There are two ways to tackle the challenge of sustainable energy. Firstly, would be to produce more energy this could be done by building more...

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NuLeaf Management and Projects are the South African leaders in Waterless Urinal Systems. Resolution Circle are delighted with the company’s willingness to make a difference by securing the future of water. NuLeaf and Partners have aggressively pushed their Lilydome product into the market, providing their clients with installations, free education and after sale services. The Lilydome Waterless Urinal is a Proudly South African product which is...

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The Brothers in Beat brought Resolution Circle to life with their 3D-printed djembe drum. They printed their first prototype at RC and are drumming directly to mass-manufacturing in China. Resolution Circle’s mechanical engineers reworked their design to enhance the drum’s acoustics which is fundamental to its unique sound. The Brothers In Beat aim is to teach under privileged children the spirit of their drum and to...

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South Africa is the land of abundant sunshine, harnessing this solar power seems to be a logical step in solving the country’s energy crisis. Over the past year, the country has struggled to meet its energy demands due to rolling blackouts, power cuts and the latest price increase. These factors have caused major challenges for businesses and has dented productivity across the economy. The Department of...

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