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 (Energy Access through Social Enterprise and Decentralization) The project was funded by the Scottish Government in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and delivered in partnership with United Purpose – an international development and emergency relief organization headquartered in the UK.

The 12kWp containerised system, configured with SMA inverters and 20kWh of Tesvolt batteries, has consistently supplied 60 customers with access to stable and reliable clean energy for domestic and commercial use.

“Everyone from the EASE and Sustain Solar team had one goal, and that was to get the first and the very last light switched on. With determination and teamwork the remote commissioning of this project was effortless” SustainSolar’s Senior Electrical Engineer – John Fadiran

Watch how this mini-grid has positively impacted the community’s social and economic activities significantly as reported by Mthambenji community members here.

Founded in 2018, SustainSolar offers turnkey containerized, pre-installed solar PV and battery energy storage systems (BESS) equipped with top-quality solar PV electronics including lithium-ion batteries which come in standardized yet adjustable product configurations from small to large to suit a wide range of energy needs. With its commitment to quality, a rapidly growing track record on the African continent, and an expanding network of local partners, SustainSolar is a preferred solution provider for mini-grid operators, off-grid and hybrid fuel saving applications. SustainSolar strives to reduce implementation risk for project developers, alleviates operational hassles such as sourcing, logistics and commissioning and offers asset financing for its product range.