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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SustainSolar joins forces with Siemens to support South Africa’s Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East London in the fight against Covid-19

Mid-February this year, SustainSolar expanded its footprint electrifying health services by adding yet another hospital project to its portfolio, this time in its home country of South Africa – a first for the company. SustainSolar delivers a solar PV and battery back-up solution to a joint initiative to build a modular treatment facility at the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in…

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SustainSolar’s innovative asset leasing construction finance tools will help developers build scalable mini-grid portfolios.

Committed to the pursuit of universal energy access in Africa, SustainSolar has joined the competitive European Programme GET.invest, an energy finance “accelerator” now supporting development of our innovative asset leasing and construction finance tools for mini-grid developers. Inspired by similar asset-based financing models used in mature industries such as construction and mining, our new finance…

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A successful installation of SustainSolar’s first two units for mini-grid operator OnePower in Lesotho

Power Africa, a U.S Government-led initiative, awarded $2.6m worth of grants across 9 countries, to electrify 300 primary healthcare facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Containerised solar system supplier SustainSolar has won the contract to supply seven containerised solar mini-grids to provide electricity to several clinics in Lesotho. The installations were ordered by the mini-grid developer OnePower,…

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After a slow year for electrification, 2020 ends with a full workshop and promising pipeline for SustainSolar, greatly supported by innovative mini-grid asset leasing offering

The contraction of the global economy paired with far-reaching travel restrictions during most of 2020 did not only slow down many industrial sectors but also had a significant impact on the implementation of rural electrification projects in developing economies. After some slow-moving months, SustainSolar, a South African provider of off-grid solar power generation solutions, finishes…

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