Entries by Kate Pallett

#WeAreSOLA: SOLA Future Energy and Aurora Power Solutions join forces to provide Africa-wide renewable energy offering

Today marks the beginning of our newly consolidated group: a renewable-energy powerhouse that will transform Africa through clean energy. You may be familiar with our group already: Aurora Power Solutions started in 2008 as a utility-scale solar PV project developer and financier, with over 313 MW of developed projects under its belt; SOLA Future Energy […]

SOLA awarded 40 MW solar projects in Zambia

The SOLA Group, in a consortium with Globeleq, has been awarded the development of 40 MW of solar power in Zambia. The project forms part of Zambia’s GET FiT programme, designed to assist the Zambian Government in the implementation of renewable energy. “We are excited to be awarded this opportunity,” says Dr Chris Haw, chairperson […]

SOLA’s Robben Island Project wins SANEA Project of the Year Award

SOLA Future Energy has won SANEA’s Energy Project of the Year Award. The award, which recognises an energy project that has brought significant recognition internationally to South Africa’s energy environment, was given to SOLA for their design and build of Robben Island’s Microgrid – a project funded by the Department of Tourism. The award was […]

New design engineer off to a great start with industrial solar system design

Mandilakhe Qavane has been with SOLA Future Energy for about 6 months, although he’s been working in the renewables industry for about 3 years. The first fully-fledged system he’s designed with SOLA is Dynachem – a chemical powder manufacturing and packaging plant in an industrial part of Cape Town. The system, which was completed this […]

Robben Island’s 666.4 kW solar PV and battery storage microgrid

Last week, the Minister of Tourism opened the Robben Island solar PV microgrid, designed and constructed by SOLA Future Energy. This system, incorporating one of the southern Hemisphere’s largest battery banks, is made of 1960 mono crystalline solar modules, ready to produce 666.4 kW of power and 2420 lithium-ion battery cells, able to store 837 […]

SOLA Future Energy obtains ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification

SOLA Future Energy has obtained its ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems certification. The certification, maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is an internationally-recognised metric to validate the quality of a company’s management systems. Having the certification shows SOLA’s commitment to offering a world-class level of service for designing, constructing and maintaining PV systems. […]