Happenings

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 14.39.25THE EUROPEAN TIMES
FEATURING SO SOLAR

 

Fast-Growing Solar-Energy Company Open to Partnerships! Read the full article on www.european-times.com

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.

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SO SOLAR BIRTHDAY BRAAIBirthdaybraai2014
13 NOVEMBER 2014

 

One year already! Solar lights were shown, wors was eaten, and the newly launched ‘Solar Mobile’ was filled with curious observers.

Thank you to everyone for all the support we have received this year!

For more pictures see our facebook album.

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MaunAgriculturalShowMAUN AGRICULTURAL SHOW
EXHIBITION 1-2 AUGUST 2014

 

So Solar took to the roads of Botswana last week on a mission to meet and greet local farmers in Maun at the newly revived Maun agricultural show. Our stall had quite the attention: who doesn’t want to learn about solar while enjoying the beats pumping out of the Heliozel?

 

It was nice to see old faces, and meet lots of new ones. We took the opportunity to introduce ourselves at The Solar Zone, a great meeting and we are excited about dealing with the solar zone in the future.

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SolarCitySOLAR CITY PRODUCES 4X
THE ENERGY IT CONSUMES

Although net-zero projects have been creating a lot of buzz lately in the field of green building, the Sonnenschiff solar city in Freiburg, Germany is very much net positive. The self-sustaining city accomplishes this feat through smart solar design and lots and lots of photovoltaic panels pointed in the right direction. It seems like a simple strategy — but designers often incorporate solar installations as an afterthought, or worse, as a label. Designed by Rolf Disch, the Sonnenschiff (Solar Ship) and Solarsiedlung (Solar Village) emphasize power production from the start by smartly incorporating a series of large rooftop solar arrays that double as sun shades. The buildings are also built to Passivhaus standards, which allows the project to produce four times the amount of energy it consumes!

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KaraboKARABO ADDS A SUNNY SMILE
TO SO SOLAR

We are delighted to welcome our receptionist, Karabo Letlole, to the So Solar team. Meet Karabo in person by visiting So Solar in Phakalane, Gaborone and experience her gigantic smile and sunny demeanour.

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World Metrology DayWORLD METROLOGY DAY
20 MAY 2014 WITH BOBS

Measurements and the global energy challenge. May 20 is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This year’s theme was ‘measurements and the global energy challenge’, bringing together the growing demand for energy, and the necessity to measure in order to achieve better efficiency, planning and supply.

 

So Solar joined BOBS Botswana Bureau of Standards and their partners to commemorate this day at the Main Mall. It was a well organised and joyful event, educating the public, interacting with stakeholders, explaining about our products and our very own director Karen Giffard was aired live on Duma FM!

 

Many thanks to BOBS and partners for organising the event.


Global

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POWERWALL
TESLA- HOME BATTERY

 

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

Global

robbeIsland

SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM
GOES SOLAR

 

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

 

 

 

Solar Mobile

SolarMobileTHE SOLAR MOBILE
COLLABORATION WITH TEAM

 

So Solar, in collaboration with TEAM Prefabs and Mobile Botswana have launched an exciting new product: The Solar Mobile!

 

The stand alone solar powered mobiles are portable, versatile and not dependent on power from the grid. Feel free to contact TEAM or So Solar for more information or a quotation.

 

TEAM Prefabs and Mobiles Botswana
Tel: 3902520
Fax: 3902520
Email: sales@team-botswana.com
Web: www.team-botswana.com

 

Happenings

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 14.39.25THE EUROPEAN TIMES
FEATURING SO SOLAR

 

Fast-Growing Solar-Energy Company Open to Partnerships! Read the full article on www.european-times.com

 

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.

 

 

Products

HandiCropped2HANDI LANTERN
SOLAR-POWERED LAMP

 

The – brighter – side of load shedding: solar lanterns are now for sale at P160 from So Solar.

 

Don’t sit in the dark, buy your solar lantern now and continue reading, playing, talking and braaiing. This lantern is also ideal for camping and can charge a cellphone.

 

P160