The solar-powered street light installation took place over a 2-week period and in keeping to Specialized Solar Systems mandate, made use of local community members for the installation. Training included basic solar power operations and correct solar power installation procedures. The community members will also be involved in general system maintenance and reporting
A range of pay-as-you-go packages makes the power solutions both accessible and affordable irrespective of household income.
In the Klein Karroo region in South Africa, Septunis Prins is a budding young entrepreneur based in Dysseldorp, about 25km outside Oudtshoorn.
An editorial around Specialized Solar Systems mission of becoming a Solar Electricity utility provider for disconnected rural communities all over South Africa using Smart grid technology that was recently published on the Victron Energy blog site
Please have a look at this interesting and detailed article from an interview with our managing director, Peter Bergs, that was published on the Sun Connect website last week
A Specialized Solar Systems presentation to show the various functions available on the SSS-EPOWER.
SSS-EPOWER is Specialized Solar Systems web-based, utility-type DC metered solar system, end-user, and vendor integrated solar management solution platform. A world first, the platform is now used extensively in many off-grid solar electrification projects where remote system management and on the ground management rely on its real-time online information and billing automation for their clients and allows for comprehensive system solar system management. The platform provides many features such as automated billing and switching and is used to manage intelligent off-grid DC Microgrids with metering.
The second and final stage of the first Jabula sub-centralized off-grid solar energy power station is now complete. This stage included six additional houses that were completely retrofitted for the supply of much-needed electrical energy. Our CEO, Jonathan Hodgson was personally on site to assist with the challenge of laying the overhead DC cabling to each house and the complexities due to the informal building site layout and structures – all done using poles and wired from the source installed street light (1).
A world first. Specialized Solar Systems completed its first installation of a sub-centralized solar energy power station in conjunction with an innovative client in Cape Town, Zonke Energy.
The installation was done on the outskirts of Cape Town in the suburb called Jabula where grid-power is not available. It consisted of a sub-centralized solar energy station which is a central-based solar energy producing unit that will further supply remotely managed DC solar energy from a central point that will then branch out to further 9-11 households.