SustainSolar

a division of SustainGroup

CURRENT BUSINESS ACTIVITY
Headquartered in South Africa, SustainSolar focuses on business development across the entire African continent with current business activities in numerous Sub-Saharan countries.

About SustainSolar

African emerging economies are facing major challenges in reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals, amongst which Goal 7 "Affordable and Clean Energy" is of very high importance. On the African continent, over 700 million people live without access to reliable and safe electricity. Sustainable Power Generation (Pty) Ltd. was founded in 2016 with the goal to respond to this need with high quality, decentralized and modular sustainable energy solutions using clean gaseous fuels and solar PV technology.

Made of world-class components, our solutions are designed and manufactured in Cape Town, South Africa, a leading logistics hub with major shipping lines connecting us to the world and excellent road network into the Sub-Saharan region.

Acknowledging the different contexts in which our customers operate, we formed two separate divisions: SustainPower our gas-to-power division and SustainSolar, our solar PV solutions division, each focusing on their respective technology and relevant market expertise to provide the best service to our decentralized energy clients across the continent.

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SustainSolar is a leading system integrator of high quality, turn-key containerised solar and battery storage systems. SustainSolar offers an innovative range of products consisting of modular, plug and play solutions suitable for various applications such as off-grid power supply, mini-grids for rural electrification, hybrid diesel fuel saver systems for commercial solutions and rapid deployment mobile systems.

SustainPower is a unique power equipment packager that operates in the gas-to-power industry focusing on high-quality solutions for decentralised sustainable power generation using biogas, landfill gas and natural gas. The gensets and combined heat and power plants (CHPs) are designed and manufactured in South Africa with world-class engines and components. Aside from saving clients' money through power outage protection, peak shaving and waste heat recovery, SustainPower reduces carbon emissions by displacing diesel and coal in an efficient way.

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SustainStorage offers turn-key, fully integrated and modular, AC-coupled containerised battery energy storage systems (BESS) with optional PV integration. Designed together with our technology partners, our product range is applicable to both off-grid and grid-tied energy storage applications such as back-up, peak shaving, energy shifting and frequency regulation. Where required, the SUSTAINSTORAGE™ BESS range can offer energy management systems (EMS), black start capability and diesel generator integration.

The SustainSolar Team

We are a team of Pan African and international experts striving to make a difference in the way developing economies generate power with the urge to fulfil our responsibility to people and the planet.

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Tobias Hobbach

Managing Director

Tobias accumulated a wealth of experience in Financial Management and Business Strategy during the 10 years he spent working in Japan and Germany for one of the leading German car and truck manufacturers. He came to South Africa in 2012 as the CFO of one of the largest manufacturing companies in the country. His leadership skills and passion for manufacturing led to his role as CEO in a medium-sized, South African, engine building firm, before founding Sustainable Power Generation in 2016.

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Gracia Munganga

Head of SustainSolar

Gracia is a trained chemical engineer with a Masters from the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Born in the DRCongo, Gracia has honed her expertise in sustainability across various sectors during the last decade. Her work experience has spanned across renewable energy and waste policy, application engineering, and consulting with focus on energy access, energy efficiency and cleantech innovation. Today, Gracia heads SustainSolar’s operations and ensures projects are designed, built and delivered anywhere on the African continent to specification, at cost and on time.

 

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Winston Latham

Chief Financial Officer

Winston is an experienced Chartered Accountant (CA) with board-level experience in various industries, both in South Africa and internationally. He headed up finance at Richard Branson’s (Virgin Group) largest interest in South Africa, building financial and governance systems into businesses that grew from start-ups to established market leaders. He left Virgin to pursue a career in clean energy, initially in utility-scale renewable energy, then joining the Sustain team in 2020.