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Electricity Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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Eco Direct is one of the market leaders in the energy efficiency and renewable energy business. We offer products and solutions that are unique to our company.Read More
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Eco Direct offers a unique value proposition when it comes to fleet fuel savings. There is not another solution in the Southern African market that can offer the same.Read More
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Eco Direct Core Team
Douglas Weideman is the founder of Eco Direct, a business efficiency firm based in Cape Town, focussing on lowering their customers’ overheads by reducing their electricity and fuel consumption. After completing his Business and Marketing studies at the Cape Technikon, he moved directly into the corporate technologies environment at Panasonic Business Systems.
At Panasonic he dealt with customer’s in the corporate and SME space. Here he identified a common need his customers all had – the need to lower their overhead costs to improve their bottom line. So, in 2010 he founded Eco Direct, where he could fulfil his customers’ needs by offering and developing cutting edge technologies.
In doing this he found many unique ways to lower his customers’ monthly operating overheads and increasing their nett profits. Douglas’ passion for growth and innovation led to Eco Direct setting the bench mark in the business efficiency space in Southern Africa. Since Eco Directs’ inception it has grown to a company servicing over 500 national clients, saving a combined 2.9 million KWh and 500 000 litres of diesel per month.
Sales and Channel Manager
Darren Thompson has joined our team of experienced specialists and comes with over 9 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector. Having started out in the commercial and residential solar water heating market, Darren has diversified his experience with large scale industrial lighting and solar PV projects. Darren has a passion for driving sustainability and business efficiency initiatives, through energy efficiency and building a national footprint of channel partners.
Darren aims to educate, simplify and assist customers with energy savings, resulting in lowering their business overhead costs. After having successfully delivered projects from guest houses, hotels to businesses in the commercial sector, he aims to add value to the ever growing list of customers.
Why choose us?
We have a proven track record in saving you money !
Eco Direct has more than 7 years’ experience
in energy efficiency, renewables and
We are technology agnostic and all
our solutions are tried,
tested and proven.
We have transparent
pricing models – no surprises
or hidden costs.
All our solutions are supplied,
delivered and installed in-house.
We do not outsource.
Return on Investment
Savings always exceed the cost
to deliver our solutions.
We service our clients nationally
from our head office in Cape Town.