Phew, it’s been electrifying to say the least!
Since the official launch in May ‘15 of our next generation energy storage Battery, Team-Freedom Won has been doing flick flacks and summersaults to keep up with the fantastic volume of enquiries and orders for our Freedom Lite Battery (previously also known as FreedomCOR) - please see attached data/spec sheet. Not to mention the cartwheels we’re making to spruce up our game, brand and products. Hence we thought it only just to update our valued media partners, who have been so magnificently instrumental in plugging SA (and beyond) into the current future with Freedom Won. There’s no doubt in our minds that without our media partners’ substantial coverage and support, our growth and development could have been a far more delayed process…
If you haven’t yet, we invite you to please visit our new website, where we believe you’ll get a very good idea of just how many summersaults and cartwheels we’ve been making - all in an effort to continue plugging SA even bigger and better into the current future…
The branding, appearance and packaging or our products and brand have been significantly improved.
We have set up a valuable reseller and installation partnership network across southern Africa which is still growing - particularly in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, DRC and Nigeria.
· We have received more than a hundred Freedom Lite Battery orders and installations are ongoing. Our order book for 2015 is closed and we are now taking orders for January 2016.
· Our expansion plans are in progress to increase production capacity to service the fast growing demand. Our production workshop has already been moved to bigger premises.
· Equity investment negotiations are under way in order to further exhilarate growth.
· Early discussions have been held for exporting to Philippines, Pakistan and USA.
· Our days are filled with great volumes of enquiries as we steadfastly continue to educate/inform the consumer on the importance and value of our next generation battery energy storage solutions – Freedom Lite!
Download specsheet and pricing here.....
Energy storage systems have a key role to play in smoothing electricity consumption in South Africa because such systems can reduce peak demand, enable broader and more efficient use of alternative energy and renewable-energy systems, as well as enable more efficient use of existing capacity.
This is the view of several experts from the public and private sectors, who note that energy storage technologies have a role to play at residential, commercial, industrial and utility levels. The profile of energy storage has risen markedly in recent months after Tesla, led by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, unveiled its Powerwall home battery solution. But energy storage is a far broader subject, incorporating various solutions, from pumped storage and concentrated solar power to battery technologies. In addition, experts stress that consideration also needs to be given to managing the electricity grid in an increasingly complex and heterogeneous energy ecosystem.
Power management specialist Eaton has fingers in many, many pies around the world, building everything from UPS back-up systems for data centres to hydraulic pistons for mining machines to car gearboxes. But now it wants to go somewhere it hasn’t really been before: your home.
With an eye on the booming market for off-grid electricity, it’s looking to take on the likes of Tesla and local manufacturers with a new hybrid power system that will run your home off of solar power and battery back-up, with a line to the Eskom grid for when you need it.
The system, imaginatively called the Hybrid Inverter at the moment, was launched at Eaton’s Johannesburg factory today. The basic model can handle a 5kVa peak load and can switch between solar, Eskom or battery power in under 15ms – which is less time than it takes your TV to flicker.
It’s currently still being tested, says product manager Jaco du Plooy, and pricing will be left to resellers to decide. du Plooy did, however, say that it will be available within a couple of months and will be competitive against rival products.
The interesting part of the hybrid inverter is that it has nine different modes switching between straight grid power at night, a combination of solar and battery power and a mode for charging the batteries using solar panels while running your house off of the grid supply.
du Plooy says that he doesn’t, however, see it as an off-grid solution and when the sun goes down, reckons that people will prefer to use Eskom power when it is available rather than batteries to reduce costs.
“For me I want to know that the batteries are fully charged if the power does go off,” he says.
du Plooy says that he sees alternative power for homes as being more about lifestyle – keeping the lights on and running from solar when you can – than complete self-sufficiency.
Transaction advisor for the off-grid project.
Supply & delivery of solar lights.
New 250KVA generator combination (generator and engine).
Professional services relating to Financial Services, Biogas, Energy System Optimisation (Power Quality, Solar Thermal, Process Heating) Assessments and Renewable Energy (Solar PV) Assessments.
Removal of biomass from alien vegetation.
Research and demonstration activities and services related to renewable energy, micro grids, smart grids.
Replacement of Incandescent lamps by LEDs.
Call for Investment Proposals (Mini-Grids and Energy Centres).
Tenders available to Gold Members....