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Science of Life Studies 24/7 (SOLS 24/7) is now making waves in renewable energy.

Its sister outfit, SOLS Energy, is bringing innovation to Malaysia's renewable energy sector, with significant developments in its back-end technology.

SOLS Energy has scored RM500,000 in funding from early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator, 500 Startups' Southeast Asia-focused 500 Durians II fund.

To date, SOLS Energy is a market leader in the residential solar installation business and a first-of-its-kind academy that trains disenfranchised youths in solar installations.

According to the company's founder and CEO Raj Ridvan Singh, "Everything from applications to the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia for Net Energy Metering quota to the payment gateway and the complexities of customer relationship management are built into an easy-to-navigate platform for customers to monitor and evaluate the performance of their solar photovoltaic panels." Read the Entire Article


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From Supporting Social Enterprise to Becoming a Social investor

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Blue Star Recyclers Founder Hopes to Make Colorado Springs a Hub for Social Enterprises


Blue Star Recyclers Founder Hopes to Make Colorado Springs a Hub for Social Enterprises

Blue Star Recyclers, a social enterprise, operates by using conventional business practices to tackle social needs and serve the common good.


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