Delivering Sustainable Remote Power to Dohoue Community: ENGIE Energy Access’ First Mini-Grid in Benin 

Our heartfelt thanks to the ENGIE Energy Access team for selecting SustainSolar’s turnkey power system to help electrify Dohoue community in the Zogbodomey (Benin). SustainSolar supplied a 90 kW/130 kWh SUSTAIN COMPACT™ containerised power system with Victron, BYD and SUNGROW equipment sized to power 250 household and business connections. Dohoue is ENGIE’s first mini-grid in…

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Empowering Health: SUSTAIN BOXES™ Lighting the Way for Malawi’s Clinics 

Installed during late 2022 and early 2023 by International Power Control Systems (IPCS), the SUSTAIN BOXTM systems powering these two health clinics have to date provided off-grid renewable power with 99% uptime using solar PV and Li-ion batteries. The energy is utilised by clinic staff to power Vaccine Fridges, Ventilators, Oxygen Concentrators, Suction Pumps, Examination…

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SustainSolar and Equatorial Power Bring Life-Saving Solar Power to Off-Grid Health Clinics in Uganda

In remote communities of Uganda’s Lake Victoria region, innovative solutions are required to help those in need. Recognising this reality, SustainSolar and Equatorial Power have successfully electrified five off-grid health clinics, thanks in part to a generous healthcare electrification grant from USAID/Power Africa.   The partnership rapidly delivered five turn-key SUSTAIN BOXTM + PV systems –…

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Strengthening Healthcare on the Lake Victoria Islands of Uganda

Through our fully integrated, turn-key standalone cabinet power system, the SUSTAIN BOX™, SustainSolar and local partner Equatorial Power have electrified five last-mile rural health clinics on the islands of Lake Victoria (Uganda). The health clinics are located in Buvuma and Namayingo districts with a total catchment population of over 60,000 people and collectively averaging around…

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A recap of #EnlitAfrica2022

Last month, SustainSolar joined various industry players, at Enlit Africa 2022. Formally known as Africa Utility Week. Enlit Africa is the leading conference across the continent to facilitate networking, business development and deal making opportunities across key players in the power sector. We were well represented on the exhibition floor, and our stand was powered…

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Green Bitcoin Mining: A game changer for mini-grids in Africa?

Achieving universal energy access is a mammoth task which requires continuous innovation by mini-grid companies regarding technology and business models. The largest challenge to be addressed by innovation is the demand risk. Electricity demand development over time depends substantially on factors like “level of entrepreneurship” and “access to capital from family and friends”, which can…

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Highlights on the positive Impact of SustainSolar’s Mthambanji mini-grid in Dedza, Malawi

Its been almost two years since the commissioning of the Mthambanji mini-grid, we look back at some of the positive social and economic impacts SustainSolar’s product, the SUSTAIN COMPACT™ has brought to the community. Despite the initial Covid-19 related delays, the commissioning and final testing of the SUSTAIN COMPACT™ was successfully done under the Rural EASE…

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SustainSolar launches a plug-and-play integrated battery energy storage cabinet solution, the SUSTAIN BOX™

Innovation is at the core of our business to continuously respond to the challenges in the enrgy sector and meet our clients’ needs.  SustainSolar is thrilled to present the latest addition to our product portfolio: the SUSTAIN BOX™. It is a free-standing turn-key energy storage cabinet, integrated with a Sunsynk hybrid inverter and SolarMD Pty…

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SustainSolar’s 40 kWp was successfully commissioned as the country’s first interconnected mini-grid in Kiwumu (Uganda)

In 2020, a coalition of energy companies launched an integrated clean energy pilot to test new ways of accelerating energy access, stimulating customer demand and improving grid performance in Uganda. The coalition known as Utilities 2.0 and led by PowerforAll named the pilot program “Twaake” ( “Let’s light” in Luganda). The project was funded by…

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