The grass stays greener with sustainable energy solutions

The grass stays greener with sustainable energy solutions

Written by Staff Writer


By Murray Long, Managing Director of First National Battery


Leading energy solutions 

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) declared 2021 as a make-or-break year for climate change. Increasing temperatures, frequent droughts and rising water levels are just some of the effects of environmental damage, making the need for drastic action clear.

2021 is the first time since 2015 that world leaders came together to positively make a difference for climate change. This year, restrictions were imposed on auto-manufacturers and industrial sectors. If they fail to stick to their quotas, they will be hit where it hurts most – their pockets. As a result, organisations are switching to sustainable and renewable energy solutions.

“As South Africa’s leading energy solutions provider, we play an important role in protecting the environment. Our range of sustainable and renewable energy solutions designed and manufactured to assist business, industry and governments with solutions to make the switch seamlessly”, said Murray Long, Managing Director of First National Battery. “In addition, we have championed a nationwide battery recycling programme that reduces the need for lead-mining.”

Battery manufacturers have stepped up with the following solutions:


Solar batteries

Solar-powered storage solutions store and distribute power efficiently using a high-cycle, low discharge technology. Single solar batteries can power small appliances, while full solar solutions can power an entire house or small business and reduce reliance on the national power grid.


Renewable energy solutions

Lead-acid battery cabinets are equipped with a number of batteries, and can run basic amenities in a household or business and are an excellent alternative to constant power outages. They reduce reliance on the grid or generator power. (Which make use of coal and diesel, both high in emissions).


Battery recycling

Battery recycling is a smart way of reducing waste and reusing old batteries. South Africa’s leading battery manufacturer has a programme that collects and stores old vehicle batteries, and sends them to a special recycling facility – where the lead and plastic are recycled. The benefits of the recycling programme include:


  • Reducing plastic waste by repurposing plastic battery casings into pellets which are used to manufacture new batteries.
  • Reduce lead-mining, which is not only labour intensive, but also has a large, negative impact on the environment.
  • Safely neutralises and disposes of harmful chemicals and acids.


“By implementing smart, future-forward solutions that put the environment first, we can contribute to cleaner energy. Every solution, product and service reduces the impact on the planet, leaving future generations to enjoy a happy, healthy world”, says Murray Long, Managing Director of First National Battery .


To find out more about First National Battery’s sustainable and renewable energy solutions, visit



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