Meet SegenSolar’s newest team member  

Meet Michael: SegenSolar’s newest team member     SegenSolar is delighted to say there is a new member of the team on the ground in South Africa.     Michael Lappin joined SegenSolar in November 2019 from a reputable solar company called MSolar, based in Kenya. Michael also has extensive experience working with the sales, financial and stock-holding aspects of a company in Kenya. He […]

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How to maximise solar installation value with inverter clipping 

 How to maximise solar installation value with inverter clipping   As a solar installer, it is vital to know how to ensure a PV system is operating optimally and maximum value is being obtained for the home or business owner.   One of the lesser known ways to maximise value is with inverter clipping — but what is it and why should it matter to you?   What is inverter clipping?  […]

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 Solis reports company’s strongest quarter ever 

Solis reports company’s strongest quarter ever  String inverter manufacturer Ginlong Solis (commonly known as ‘Solis’) marked its best quarter since the company’s founding in 2005. Solis brought in $52 million during the third quarter of 2019 alone: more revenue than that recorded during 2014, 2015 and 2016 combined.    As a publicly traded company that focuses exclusively on PV string inverters, Solis’ outstanding performance is a testament to the growth of its global operations as […]

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Encouraging renewables in Zambia

Encouraging renewables in Zambia Joining the assortment of African countries in an electricity supply crisis is Zambia. In June 2019, there were discussions around Zambia needing to import electricity from South Africa, which as a country was struggling to provide its citizens with ample power. South Africa is supplying Zambia with electricity in this time […]

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A relationship for solar stability

A relationship for solar stability   SegenSolar and Renusol’s partnership has incited efficient and effective adaptation to the specific needs of the South African solar market. Reputable racking solutions Founded in 1997, Renusol is well-established in the solar industry and offers some of the best, most well-respected mounting solutions in the market. The company prides […]

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Meet James Frank: Solis’ Solar Specialist in South Africa

Meet James Frank: Solis’ Solar Specialist in South Africa James’ background in management and sales and his hands-on, practical experience in photovoltaic installations means he has a wealth of solar knowhow. With seven years in the solar industry under his belt (and 29 years working in the industrial-electrical sector), James has seen all sides — […]

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Solis ranks third on Bloomberg’s Bankability Report

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) recently released its Solar Module & Inverter Bankability 2019 report. For the first time, the company made investigations into solar inverters, surveying the bankability of several inverter brands. ‘Bankability’ means banks are more willing to offer non-recourse loans to photovoltaic power generation projects that opt to use a particular inverter […]

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SegenSolar’s thriving alliance with Sharp

SegenSolar’s thriving alliance with Sharp Sharp’s global reach is unparalleled when it comes to solar power. The company has been distributing panels for 60 years: more than the longest warranty on any of its products! Sharp is trusted, reliable and its high-performance solar modules continue to exceed expectations in the industry. Over a million customers […]

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Import tariffs proposed for solar panels in South Africa

On 29 March 2019, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa published an application proposing the introduction of tariffs on all imported crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar panels. Inspired by similar policies in the US, the application was lodged by ARTsolar – South Africa’s only 100% locally-owned solar panel manufacturer – which reasoned that a number […]

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Load Shedding

Solar power: an end to load shedding in South Africa?

For residents and businesses in South Africa, Eskom has long been a source of frustration. Generating approximately 95% of the country’s electricity, the company holds a state-supported monopoly on the energy supply in South Africa – where rolling blackouts are a daily occurrence as the national grid falters. Load shedding has been a part of […]

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