Groundbreaking Energy Investment
It’s not every day a hefty R135 million investment sends ripples across the energy sector. But when Ener-G-Africa’s CEO, Mr. Andre Moolman, unveiled the company’s game-changer at the South African Investment Conference this past April, it was clear a seismic shift was underway.
Moolman spoke with a fervor that showed this wasn’t just another corporate move. “This investment is more than ink on paper; it’s a real game-changer, propelling us forward while benefiting local communities,” he expressed.
Real Impact, Real Fast
Ener-G-Africa is diving headfirst, with a tangible blueprint:
- Launch of a trailblazing energy-efficient cookstove manufacturing line in Paarl.
- A whopping expansion of their solar panel production line in Cape Town: scaling from 15MW to an impressive 500MW capacity. This mammoth facility is set to be Africa’s crown jewel of solar panel assembly.
But there’s more! Moolman gushed, “Beyond aiding the domestic scene, especially with load shedding, we’re reaching out, exporting to our African neighbors.”
High-Tech & Eco-Friendly Stove Lineup
The company is offering a trifecta of advanced biomass stoves:
- Fab Stove
Each stove is a product of painstaking craftsmanship, using stainless steel, boasting reduced fuel consumption, fewer emissions, and ramped-up cooking efficiency. These aren’t just stoves; they’re technological marvels that embody sustainability.
And for households on the lookout? Moolman highlighted, “We’ve got incentives through our carbon-financed cookstove programme. Not to mention, a notable knock-on effect of job creation in local communities.”
More Than Just Energy: Environmental & Social Impact
Ener-G-Africa isn’t stopping at producing efficient stoves; they’re combatting deforestation head-on. The stoves use a staggering 65% less wood or biomass pellets, a big win for the environment.
Their products are lighting up local economies, as Moolman explained, “From local stores to our sales agents, there’s an economic ripple effect with our commission-based incentives.”
Championing Local, Thinking Global
Ener-G-Africa is dead set on shrinking the import column. Moolman proudly announced a mind-blowing milestone: “Our rocket stoves are now warming over four million homes across 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.”
But, the feather in their cap? Their dedication to empowering women. “We’re proudly home to a female-only workforce at a solar panel facility in sub-Saharan Africa. We’re more than just energy; we’re setting industry standards,” he concluded.