So Solar is a company focused on photovoltaic and solar development in Botswana.
The company was founded in 2013 by three entrepreneurial women from Botswana with the intention to gradually expand into a variety of solar technologies and services. To enhance the growth of the economy and encourage training for the people the company aims to work alongside local businesses, educational institutions and the public sector.
Currently So Solar specialises in providing solar lighting products for a variety of industrial and decorative applications. Products include solar floodlights, garden lights, solar lanterns and solar home kits.
Services include advice on standard kits, demonstrations and design assistance to create a solution tailored to your needs.
Launched in Los Angeles on April 30th, Powerwall is a home battery system that uses lithium-ion storage batteries that let homeowners save surplus electricity produced by photovoltaic panels during the day for use at night.
Powerwall comes in two sizes: a 7 kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion system and a 10 kWh unit. These units provide 400V of direct current and can be hocked together to create higher kilowatt-hours. Later this year, a commercial version called Powerpack will be available for consumers. This will have a capacity of 100kWh. These too can be plugged together to provide up to 10 megawatt-hours(MWh).Read full article on www.teslamotors.com
South Africa’s Department of Tourism has announced it’s plans to roll out solar power to the country’s botanical gardens, National parks and World Heritage sites.
Robben Island, the UNESCO world heritage site, will be a pilot project for the conversion to solar power. The change will contribute towards the country’s effort to reduce the electricity demand and to start shifting towards efficient energy use and renewable energy use. Read full article on www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/robben-island-switch-solar-power
So Solar is focused on providing solar-energy applications to the Botswana market. Founded as a small-scale provider of solar-powered lighting, the company has grown steadily and has recently expanded into solar-powered mobile units. So Solar collaborates with other enterprises in solar-energy projects and welcomes new types of cooperation with local and international players in Botswana’s energy sector.