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Sustain Solar: launches free-standing turn-key battery storage

  • Sector: Energy
  • Date: February 25, 2022

  • Company: SustainSolar provides containerized, high-quality, durable solutions for renewable power generation and battery storage for rural and remote locations across Africa.

SustainSolar is thrilled to present the SUSTAIN BOX™, a free-standing turn-key energy storage cabinet, integrated with a Sunsynk hybrid inverter and SolarMD Pty Ltd  LFP batteries.

The SUSTAIN BOX™ is pre-wired and configured for true plug-and-play AC/DC integration; ideal for various storage applications such as UPS and back-up, PV self-consumption optimization, and off-grid energy supply , such as the electrification of health clinics in rural areas across the continent. The SUSTAIN BOX™ can be disassembled into two parts for ease of transportation and installation. Its capacity varies up to 10 or 12 kW for the inverter, and up to 30 kWh battery storage. The Sustain Box was successfully launched last month at SolarMD’s end of year function, and we are encouraged by the positive feedback received, says Tobias Hobbach, CEO at SustainSolar.

Our first order of five boxes was successfully completed, and is currently en route to Uganda as part of the electrification of five health clinics to support maternal and child health (MCH) services in partnership with Equatorial Power Ltd. and funded by USAID/Power Africa, says Hobbach. The units will power equipment such as refrigerators, incubators and sterilizers, Hobbach explains. By sustainably powering these MCH clinics, the grant program aims to support increased access to antenatal care, routine immunization, improve diagnostic services for children and pregnant women, and expand hours of service delivery which is especially crucial for after-dark emergency care and childbirth.