Solar Run becomes one of members of Africa Solar Industry Association

Solar Run has become one of the members of Africa Solar Industry Association, if you want to know more about this association, you can click the link.

Solar Run Energy, based in China, is a company focusing on designing and manufacturing affordable, reliable life-changing solar products with large portfolio of products for different market demands, owning the most Verasol-certified solutions(18). We also work with several renowned software enterprises providing professional pay-as-you-go service, offering affordable payments to end-users. Solar Run has already impacted over 3 million people so far and has worked with distributors in more than 40 countries. We are proud to support our local distributors to be successful by offering them one-stop solutions, stable quality products, and responsible after-sale services and we are also proud to be trusted by government/international projects. We welcome you to work with us to make a better world together.


PAYGO——Paying in small installments

Pay-as-you-go(PAYGO): Companies sell services or products to customers through a pre-paid model. In case of products, PAYGO is a kind of paying in small installments to persons that cannot afford or are not willing to buy products in cash. Under PAYGO, the companies not only provide product and services but also the necessary finance to consumers. Customers usually pay 10-20% as upfront cost and rest as loan over a period of 1-2 year. For PAYGO, it may take more than 3 years to convert product inventory into cash flow.

Solar Run has been corporate with 4 main paygo platforms in Africa, Angaza, Kpay, PaygOps, Paygee, etc. Our Apollo and Yellowbox are welcomed in different markets, paygo helps off-grid people get access to electricity.


How To Store Food In Hot Climates?

Recently, hot summer in North Hemisphere is widespread discussed. And the electricity cost is still high, many areas cannot afford the bill for air condition and some other cooling appliances. Under such a situation, how to keep daily food fresh is a problem many people need to face.
Here, we will share 3 ways to help you.

Seal It
You can eliminate two threats in one by dehydrating your food, and then vacuum sealing it. The dehydration obviously takes care of most of the moisture, and the vacuum sucks all the air out of it
Can It
Traditional canning in mason jars is probably one of the best-known food preservation techniques, and one that has been used successfully for a very long time. Pressure canners allow you to can a wider variety of food than traditional water bath canning since it seals the food at a higher temperature.
Freeze It
The most obvious way to get rid of heat is to freeze your food stores. You will not need to remove the air, though it may still be helpful to vacuum seal food in order to prevent freezer burn. Light and moisture are non-issues as well.
If you are worried about if a blackout occurs? Therefore, we recommend our solar drive fridge, which could help you to make sure frozen food is not bothered by the inconvenience caused by the power off.


Good news for solar in South Africa

South Africa is making positive moves to overcome the decade-long power crisis, says the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) – even if it’s happening really slowly.

Following five weeks of persistent load shedding, power utility Eskom managed to return enough capacity to the national grid to suspend rolling blackouts over the past weekend.

While the end of load shedding – for now – has been welcomed, the country awaits word from president Cyril Ramaphosa on a special package of interventions to tackle the country’s power crisis.

Addressing the inaugural Black Industrialists and Exporters Conference in Sandton on Wednesday (20 July), the president said that he was engaged in consultations with social partners on measures to take on the crisis, and would “soon be able to announce a package of measures that provides an effective response” to it.

“Disappointingly, nothing was forthcoming from president Cyril Ramaphosa on accelerated steps to ease the power crisis,” the BER said. “However, with consultations between the government and the other social partners apparently continuing, there could still be an announcement this week.”

In his February State of the Nation Address, Ramaphosa pledged to provide a comprehensive social compact on the power crisis – in cooperation with business, labour unions and civil society – within 100 days.

While the government has held talks with its social partners since February about agreeing to a compact, the process has been “slow and at times it has been quite difficult,” he said in an address to members of the governing African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal province on Sunday.

The plan is being finalized and will be announced “soon,” the president said again

Despite the lack of news coming from the office of the president, the BER noted that positive actions are being taken.

“Environment, Forestry and Fisheries minister Barbara Creecy said she intends to publish revised regulations for public comment that will accelerate the environmental approval process for independent power producers,” the group said.

“If implemented, this could go some way to reducing the time it takes for these projects to get off the ground.”

Creecy on Thursday (21 July) announced her intention to gazette two documents for public comment in August that would make it easier for solar PV projects to be launched, specifically targeting the lengthy environmental impact assessment process required.

The department said that it has identified special renewable energy development zones, where impact assessment times could be almost halved – from 300 days to 176 days. The department wants to reduce these times even further, Creecy said.

It also wants to cut processing times for strategic infrastructure projects to 57 days.

To do this, the department plans to launch a new web-based screening tool to give prospective projects access to more information and detailed data on environmental sensitivity. Using the tool as a basis for project applications, will allow some solar PV projects to skip environmental authorisation or otherwise reduce processing times from 300 to 60 days.

Source: Business Tech