German firm enters SA solar market

Solar panelsFrom DION HENRICK in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE German photovoltaic (PV) mounting systems manufacturer, Renusol, has expanded its products to South Africa.

The company supplies its solutions for mounting PV modules on roofs to South African wholesaler, Lumax Energy.

The latter sells Renusol’s entire product portfolio.

Frans-Willem Vermaak, Business Development Manager of Lumax Energy, said the solar market in South Africa was continuously growing.

On top of the estimated 100 megawatts of roof-top and agricultural PV output that have already been installed in the country, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research predicts a significant rise in new installations in the future with 500 MW per year seen as possible.

“If the government provides even greater support for solar power generation, for example by enhancing regulation, introducing tax incentives or a feed-in tariff in all provinces. The Western Cape is
currently the only province with a feed-in tariff scheme,” said Vermaak.

Sven Künzel, Managing Director of Renusol, said they were delighted to have won Lumax Energy as a sales partner for South Africa.

He said Lumax Energy offered customers an excellent service while its team had extensive experience in the PV industry and also provides project planning support.

“Renusol is expanding its international sales, and South Africa is the first step. We already have plans to enter several other interesting markets around the globe,” disclosed Künzel.

Lumax Energy is set to present all of Renusol’s mounting solutions at The Solar Show Africa 2016 exhibition, previously known as Power & Electricity World Africa, in March.

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