Out of the Box Energy Solutions, first Original Equipment Manufacturers in Africa to integrate PWRstation retractable solar racking technology into mobile solar solutions
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 17, 2017 — South African-based Out of the Box Energy Solutions, specialising in the development of distributed renewable energy technologies is Africa’s first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to integrate into intermodal transport containers PWRstation’s retractable solar racking technology called EXOractm and resell fully assembled Class S 10-50 solar gensets.
It is estimated that by 2035 more than 80 percent of all new energy production and consumption will be in developing nations, where energy infrastructure today is limited, unstable or non-existent. The Out of the Box Energy OEM / reseller agreement with PWRstation ideally positions the company in what is today a rapidly emerging market, especially in mining, oil and gas, telecom, rural electrification and remote communities where demand for renewable energy is exploding.
PWRstation’s transportable Class S10-50 gensets are built on the company’s proprietary retractable PV racking platforms sold under the brand name EXOractm. This unique technology enables simplified, ultra-rapid solar deployments of variable durations, while providing users with the ability to easily relocate their solar assets when needed.
The Class S10-50 (which stands for 10×10 foot container with 50 integrated solar panels) is a practical “plug and play” alternative to today’s traditional fixed solar installations. Changing traditional solar from a fixed asset into a mobile re-deployable product.
“We’re excited to be Africa’s first OEM to assemble and resell the Class S product line,” says Out of the Box Energy Solutions Founder, Robert Jardine. He adds, “The Class S products reflect our belief that in Africa the power solutions developed need to reflect the specific demands of Africa. Many businesses in Africa are unwilling or unable to commit to the 25-year business case of a traditional fixed location, fixed asset solar array. Out of the Box Energy Solutions is answering this challenge by developing solar products that are, easily transported, rapidly deployed, easy to use and hold their value independently of their location and owner. Thereby these mobile solar products create many additional business models that remove the restriction to PV solar energy.”
Both Out of the Box Energy Solutions and PWRstation are active in emerging markets, focusing on microgrid applications, solar-diesel hybridization, diesel genset substitutions and sectors which require rapid energy activation, transportability and engagement flexibility.
PWRstation Business Development Manager Malcolm Truman says, “Together Out of The Box Energy and PWRstation deliver unique solutions, that can be coupled with leasing programs in emerging markets where others cannot.”
About Out of Box Energy Solutions: Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralising power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals. Out of the Box Energy Solutions offers these business models and technologies to Southern African from Durban in South Africa. In everything we do, we strive to find Out of the Box Solutions, that make decentralised renewable energy simpler, more reliable and more accessible. We provide the processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to develop decentralised energy products and systems as well as the new business models that support them..
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About PWRstation: PWRstation is a solar products development company committed to clean, renewable and environmentally sustainable energy that is affordable, easy to access and rapid to activate. PWRstation designs and markets preassembled transportable solar genset solutions using EXOrac™, the company’s proprietary retractable solar racking system technology uniquely engineered to simplify and accelerate the implementation of today’s solar installations in grid and off- grid environments. The company is based in Lausanne, Switzerland with offices in the US. PWRstation is supported by the SPEco and Développement Économique de Vaud and is a member of SEIA Swisscleantech, Electrosuisse and Swissolar.
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