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African businesses and power producers need to keep up with the ever changing energy landscape to ensure that the industry reaches its full potential.
Whether you are a tech-savvy individual or just an ordinary consumer, one will always look forward to the tech developments and trends that lie ahead in the future.
Africa’s power and energy sector is a critical driver of growth and development across the continent – so in order to ensure that the industry reaches its full potential and addresses the energy needs of citizens, it is necessary for businesses and producers to keep up to date with a rapidly changing landscape.
Leading solar photovoltaic (PV) market researchers are predicting a growth in global PV demand in the next 4 years along with rapid technological change After a 7% slow down predicted in 2017 in global PV demand, market researchers forecast that solar power will be back on a path of growth in the following 4 years.
While South Africa faces a weak rand, recent downgrades to junk status and a somewhat shaky political period in time, the retail industry is not filled with negativity as businesses continue to thrive while consumers continue to spend. In today’s world of advanced technology and online savvy consumers, here are four of the top consumer led trends in 2017 so far, written in collaboration with Hippo.co.za.
The huge interest in GEA’s smart technologies for the dairy industry at the EuroTier 2016 trade fair in Hanover exceeded all expectations. The company’s “Smart Technology for Future Farming” concept links applications intelligently to one another and in doing so, optimizes interactions between people, animals and technology throughout the milk production process. This appeals to the many modern farmers who are on the lookout for future-oriented technologies that can help them to better manage their various processes.
As we usher in the New Year, consumers and businesses alike look at international trends that have the potential to impact the South African economy in 2015. With a rise in new technologies, the biggest focus will be on new payment systems, online spending and digital finance solutions.
Consumers will re-evaluate their relationships with technology in 2014, balancing the need to be constantly plugged in with a new appreciation for spending quality time off-line, reveals Ford Motor Company's second annual trend report.