Pylontech’s SADC solutions

SegenSolar is proud to work with various leading PV manufacturers in supplying solar products to the population, supporting the widespread uptake of solar power where it is needed most.

One partnership we value highly is with Pylontech, whose innovative, affordable applications allow us to continue serving SADC regions with appropriate solar products — one of our top priorities for many reasons…

Developing solar in SADC

Although supplying high-quality, reliable solar power to all areas of Africa is no mean feat, this is a particularly challenging task for the South African Development Community (SADC) regions.

Because 77% of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to electricity — a figure which increased for the first time in 2020 since 2013 — developing solar facilities in SADC regions must solve different issues than in electrified countries.

Although electrification in some SADC regions, like Mauritius and Zimbabwe, for instance, is relatively high, less than 20% of the population in Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo have access to electricity.

So, rather than solving the issue of intermittent power caused by the load shedding crisis, a serious problem for most of the South African population — SADC regions need solar to gain access to electricity altogether, making sufficient solar capabilities is a matter of urgency in SADC areas.

Plus, with the continent already facing more severe side effects of climate change than many other parts of the world, including water stress, extreme weather and economic stagnation, the need to electrify SADC regions becomes more pressing every year.

Choose Pylontech products

Every PV project comes with different requirements. However, installations in SADC regions must meet the needs of living in a rural or remote location with little to no connection to the grid, meaning they must be highly reliable and ultra-durable whilst keeping costs low.

Pylontech’s solar products are well positioned to support the uptake of solar in SADC regions, informed by valuable expertise gained from more than a decade of experience in the industry.

The UP5000, for example, has a modular design for ease of expansion and can be paralleled up to 16 units. Because this product allows systems to be adapted to suit changing energy needs, allowing customers to increase their solar power supply in future, it is more cost-effective and convenient than non-expandable options.

For maximum safety, we recommend the US3000C. With abnormal temperature, current, voltage, SoC and SoH protection, this battery is protected from common causes of damage that might limit the system’s lifetime — another money-saving feature.

Equally, the US2000C is an excellent introductory battery, with an incredible 95% depth of discharge for maximum efficiency to ensure customers get the most out of their systems.

If you are a solar installer looking to embark on your renewable energy journey, log in or create an account on the free SegenSolar portal today. If you are a homeowner looking to have Pylontech storage solutions installed, you can get in touch with a member of our friendly team who would be delighted to assist you.