Talesun Energy, a subsidiary of global solar solutions company Zhongli Talesun Solar, consistently produces industry-leading quality, crystalline photovoltaic modules manufactured in the world’s largest, fully automated production facility (210 000 square meters). This systematic production process provides Talesun customers with front-runner price-performance ratios. Supporting its partners in the solar value chain, Talesun Energy also offers project development services, engineering support and financing. As an advancing solar leader, Talesun is dedicated to delivering exceptional sales support and customer service in Europe, the United States, Africa, South America, Japan, Australia and China. Zhongli Talesun Solar is a subsidiary of Zhongli Sci-Tech Group Co., Ltd., an international market leader in special cables, optical fiber cables and photovoltaic product manufacturing.

30 January 2014: According to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013, 50 of the 500 largest listed companies in the world are responsible for nearly three quarters of the group’s 3.6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  As the wave of global consciousness grows for businesses to be more environmentally, socially and economically responsible, African businesses need to strongly consider integrating sustainability strategies into their New Year’s resolution plans.

Arthur Chien, CEO of Talesun Energy

This is according to Arthur Chien, CEO of Talesun Energy, a leading supplier of solar energy solutions, who says that companies need to look at championing green concepts by taking sustainability into consideration – especially with the ever-increasing energy costs which African businesses have been subjected to.

“Energy efficiency needs to be the most important facet of greening a business. The solution for businesses to go ‘green’ and to save on energy costs is to build sustainability into the business strategy,” says Chien.

Chien advises local companies to consider developing a comprehensive green business plan, which encompasses energy efficiency measures, including improving the efficiency of utilities, equipment and transport. “Energy wastage often goes unnoticed and lowering the overall energy use will automatically reduce a business’s carbon emission footprint, which in turn will also help to improve a business’s bottom line.”

He says that electricity is one of the most easily controlled costs. “Office buildings, for example, are major users of electricity as they use energy for lighting systems, office equipment, air conditioning and heating.

“By switching to renewable energy sources by installing Photovoltaic solar energy systems for example, businesses will become self-sufficient suppliers of electricity, as well as save on increasing energy costs. Furthermore, businesses will do their bit to tackle climate change.”

There are other measures that Chien suggests businesses take into account when planning their sustainability strategy for 2014.  These include the following:

· Make it an office rule to switch off all lights and electrical equipment when not in use – especially  overnight  and over weekends;

· Replace all incandescent lighting with fluorescent bulbs;

· Heating and cooling are responsible for the majority of the costs found on utility bills. Businesses need to ensure that heat or air-conditioning is turned down or switched off, or to look at the option of installing a thermostat to regulate temperatures. Furthermore, ensure that regular checks, repairs and tests are conducted to ensure that there are no leaks or defective filters;

· Install low-flow showers, nozzles, toilets, urinals, tap faucets, etc.

· Source suppliers, partners, products, and services that share the same green sustainable principles as your businesses; and

· Encourage education and innovation within the business by setting staff incentives such as car-pooling to work. Car-pooling is a good method to reduce carbon emissions and to contribute to cleaner air.

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