Taking environmental responsibility with Pylontech 

It is no secret that the need to protect the planet has grown more urgent than ever this year. In July 2023, the world witnessed its hottest month on record due to the consumption of fossil fuels, which release greenhouse gases into and trap heat in the Earth’s atmosphere — resulting in fatal wildfires and other devastating natural disasters.  

At SegenSolar, we take global warming very seriously — knowing that it is our duty to do what we can to mitigate rising temperatures and support a more sustainable future.  

So, we proudly comply with the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, which help us cut greenhouse gas emissions throughout a product’s lifecycle, and partner with manufacturers that provide home and business owners with non-polluting alternatives to traditional energy supplies, like Pylontech. 

What are the EPR regulations? 

The EPR regulations are a set of rules designed to ensure companies limit the environmental impact of new and used products, goods or equipment, including plastic and metal packaging. 

These rules were made mandatory by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) in May 2021 and provide recommendations for companies under Section 18 of the National Environmental Waste Management Act (NEWMA). 

For example, to comply with the EPR regulations, a producer will typically need to run a take-back scheme that covers the collection, transportation, repair, refurbishment, management and treatment of post-consumer products.  

Such steps are designed to help keep materials in a circular economy, whereby the lifecycle of product components is extended to reduce the need to manufacture new products and release more climate-change-causing gases.  

Whilst being EPR compliant is an essential part of our legislative requirements, given that we supply solar products to installers across South Africa, adhering to these guidelines also ensures we stay faithful to our commitment to running environmentally conscious operations. 

How do Pylontech’s batteries help the planet? 

Pylontech is one of the many trusted PV manufacturers that we have welcomed to our portal over the years. This brand is inherent to any discussions about our position as an eco-friendly company, given its equally rigorous approach to the environment. 

Having been established as a dedicated battery storage energy system (BESS) provider back in 2009, Pylontech has spent the last 14 years striving to liberate as many people from polluting, unreliable energy supplies as possible. 

Now, after consistently doubling its shipments, Pylontech is the world’s top provider of residential energy storage systems (according to S&P Global Commodity Insights) and plays a pivotal role in the global transition away from fossil fuels and the fight against global warming. 

But Pylontech’s power is not merely in the sheer amount of PV batteries it deploys. These solutions are also built with the best possible solar technologies for an efficient, planet-friendly product that helps homeowners live more sustainably. 

For instance, ‘US’ batteries (the US2000C and US3000C) come with lithium-ion phosphate (LiFePO4) cells that ensure the highest safety value, providing grounds for the generous seven-year product warranty that can be extended up to 10 years.  

Both ‘UP’ lithium-ion batteries, the UP2500 and UP5000, offer similar benefits, with their intelligent battery management systems (BMS’) that prevent damage caused by common faults, also extending the product’s lifecycles. 

Because these durable system components do not need replacing as regularly as less robust models, Pylontech’s batteries allow us to offer installers an even more sustainable option for residential PV systems, champion sustainability and mitigate climate change in today’s tricky landscape.  

Learn more about our Pylontech portfolio today.