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Energy Keynotes

David is a passionate keynote speaker with specialist knowledge and hands-on competence. He is regularly invited to speak at local and international conferences amongst many other energy related work he does. David takes the technical detail from the energy world to non-technical people to show them how they can reduce their cost of living and how they can make their own electricity and water so that load shedding doesn’t affect them, and so that they can protect their environment and their income and become well prepared ahead of retirement.

About David

David Lipschitz is a member of the Institute of Directors, and a scientist. He has a Computer Science Honours degree from UCT and Rhodes, as well as a Cranfield MBA. He has operated an Information Technology business since 1994 and a Energy Business since 2008. In February 2009, David trained with Solar Energy International in Phoenix, Arizona and passed the North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals PV Associate Exam.

Expert Advice

​Today David is an Energy Expert and regularly speaks at conferences and advises clients on these topics. David is available for motivating people to change the way they think about energy and the environment. In 2013, David was made an honorary lifetime member of the South African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) for his services and commitment to Renewable Energy in South Africa. In 2014, David become a Member of the Institute of Directors and in 2015, David was made a fellow of the SAAEA.

Get Going in Energy

David's specialisation is to be able to help people, businesses and organisations understand what is possible in a very short amount of time. Typically David is able to answer client's questions in a 2 to 4 hour time period. Specifics are dealt with in more detail when required. People use David's expertise to "get going" in Energy and Renewable Energy before seeking fulfilment services.

COMMITMENT, PEOPLE ENVIRONMENT





One of the Africa’s most renowned conservation and sustainability speakers, David Lipschitz is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for CEOs, Government Agencies, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to impact on the triple bottom line: People, Planet, Profit.

For the past decade he has not only studied wind turbines, photovoltaic (PV), Net Metering and wind energy systems, he’s mastered them by researching, learning and implementing systems he designs, being regularly and widely published, and counselling hundreds of successful business leaders and their employees, collaborating with them in the boardroom, speaking at educational seminars, workshops and conferences, and translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients.

  • UNDERSTANDING

​David's specialisation is to be able to help people, businesses and organisations understand what is possible in a very short amount of time. Typically David is able to answer client's questions in a 2 to 4 hour time period.

  • EXPERIENCE

Specifics can be dealt with in more detail if required. Most people use David's expertise to "get going" in Energy and Renewable Energy and then make use of the services of other contractors, sometimes with objective advice from David.

  • PERCEPTIONS

David doesn't promote a specific product, and rather focuses on changing the way you think and helps you to see a bigger picture.

  • RESEARCH

Thousands of hours of R&D and a decade of practical experience are distilled into a few hours of interaction.

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SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

POWERING AFRICA SUMMIT 2013

At the One and Only Hotel

PARLIAMENTARY LIASON OFFICE CONFERENCE

2014

POWERING AFRICA SUMMIT 2013

At the One and Only Hotel

ROOF TOP SOLAR INSTALLATION

2014

SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

YOUTUBE SELFIE

2015

MY POWER STATION

Built in 2009

SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

CNBC Africa TV

2015

SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

POWERING AFRICA SUMMIT

2015

PARLIAMENTARY LIASON OFFICE CONFERENCE

2015

POWERING AFRICA SUMMIT

2015

ROOF TOP SOLAR INSTALLATION

2014

SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

YOUTUBE SELFIE

2015

MY POWER STATION

Built in 2009

SCIENCE CENTRE

2015

CNBC Africa TV

2015

  • “David is strongly principled and effectively analytic. He approaches each project with the objective of getting the job done and adding value.
    Barry Coltham - Client Service Director at Achievement Awards Group

  • “David is along-standing friend and a creative thinker who doesn’t even see the box, never mind think outside of it. He is an educated free thinker with several degrees and passionate about green technology.”
    Dr Joy McCarthy - Senior Research Scientist, UCT

  • His ability to communicate with clients is exceptional, which leads to a deep understanding of their business and processes. The resulting solutions were technically elegant and efficient.
    Alan Givati - Programmer, Orbital Decisions

  • David provides a wonderful service. His sense of humour and professionalism and enthusiasm is infectious. He is my go-to for hands-on green knowhow.
    Steven Freedom - C.E.O. Future Entertainment INC.

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October 2015

Social Capital in an African Energy System

On Thursday 22nd, I spoke on "Social capital in an African renewable energy system at the Sub Saharan Power Summit.

Letter in Cape Times: 1st October 2015: Time for Citizens to buy Cape's SAPS, Roads and Railways

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dear Editor, According to yesterday's news​,​ "The Western Cape is the most under-resourced province".
...It is now time for the citizens of the Western Cape to buy our roads, to buy our railways, to buy our police service and to take responsibility for ourselves.

Letter in 30th September 2015 Tabletalk: "Tariff Upset"

Sept. 24, 2015
The City of Cape Town over the past two years have chased away thousands of customers by removing them from the lifeline tariff and putting them on normal tariffs! in many cases more than doubling their electricity prices. Most recently the City of Cape Town have told pensioners that if the house they rent is revalued to above R300,000 these renters must pay a higher electricity price!

In 2009 we installed a solar-electric system and qualified for the lifeline tariff, so we applied and got it. Our average units per month are around 300 kWh (units). Then in July 2014, we suddenly started getting bigger bills.

We had been unilaterally and without warning been moved to the "normal" tariff. Our bill increased from R2,857 in the year ended June 2014 to R6,467 in the year ended June 2015. Our units increased from 3,328 kWh to 3,851 kWh in the same period. So our tariff (rate per kWh) increased from 86 cents per kWh to R1.68, a 95% increase in one year!

Out of interest, the reason for the increase in kWh usage was because our geyser started using excess electricity and we had it replaced under guarantee in August 2015. Something went wrong with its insulation. We found this out because we measure our geyser and household electricity usage ourselves, and because we started having brown water from time to time.

Energy – Keynotes by David Lipschitz

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I am a keynote speaker at conferences, amongst quite a few other energy related work I do.
  • Keynotes
  • Conference speaking
  • Presentations: choose a subject or select from a list
  • Chairing debates and panel discussions
  • Advisory panels
  • Or invite me to your conference because of the questions I ask. I get the debate going!
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You can also view David's public Keynote and Speaking History by clicking the button.

September 2015

Connect with David on Linkedin

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Repair (Heal) Your World

Sunday, 27 September 2015
Should we be Facebook friends just because we have lots of Facebook friends in common?

You are probably all aware that Facebook suggests friends. Over the past few weeks, I've been friending everyone where I have more than 100 friends in common.

I used to do it above 50 friends, then 60, 70, 80, 90 and now 100 friends. I thought that if we have 100 friends in common on Facebook then we probably have something in common...
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GET IN TOUCH

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Reach David everywhere with the following SkypeIn numbers

Phone (from inside South Africa) 021 813 9895

Phone (from outside South Africa) +27 21 813 9895

Phone from USA: 011 27 21 813 9895