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Sustain Compact™

Modular, affordable and reliable solar power generation for emerging markets

September 2020
Gallery Sustain Compact™ 1
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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 600 million people live without access to reliable and safe electricity.

The SustainSolar product range addresses the challenge of complexity with the development and implementation of off-grid solar systems. By offering a standardised, modular product offering we significantly simplify the configuration, procurement, logistics and installation of a solar PV power generation plant for the clients. The turn-key approach aims to reduce the complexity and risk for off-grid and mini-grid developers and EPCs and therefore increases the implementation speed. It further offers asset financing and rent-to-own models for the solutions which address another, significant problem rural electrification projects are facing: the large upfront cash requirements. Turnkey, modular, reliable solutions for quick and easy installation across Africa together with a financing option make solar power installations as easy but overall cheaper and cleaner than the mainstream diesel generator.

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Label Date September 11, 2020
From South Africa
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • Solar off-grid systems save in many cases about 70% (in some cases by 100%) fuel consumption and therefore reduction of CO2

The Financial benefits

  • Payback time for clients is comparison to diesel generator: 3 years Savings

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Company Profile


SustainSolar provides containerised, high-quality, durable solutions for sustainable power generation. Designed and manufactured in Africa with world-class components, our systems are ideally suited for the remote, demanding locations of our clients.

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Headquarters Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, 7420, South Africa

Networking Partner

International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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