Leased mobile solar energy solutions – The way to go for mines in Africa

In the first of a series of interviews hosted by our Rob Jardine, in support of the Sept/Oct African Mining Brief editorial on Containerised and Mobile solar solutions Rob Jardine spoke to Erwin Spolders CEO and Founder of Redavia. To get Erwins perspective on the genesis of Mobile Solar as a power source for short, temporary and medium duration power requirements and to understand Redavia’s innovative leased solar solution that they have pioneered in East Africa.

The article has been published on the African Mining Brief Portal


Erwin is the CEO and founder of Redavia. Redavia offers remote off-grid and on- grid businesses and communities reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable solar energy to reduce the cost and emissions of diesel generators, through their innovative solar lease business model. Redavia are the market pioneers and current market leaders for leased solar as a product within developing nations.

Robert Jardine is the founder of Out of the Box Energy Solutions, a renewable energy start-up that develops and distributes mobile solar PV and hybrid solar PV products into Southern Africa. Making solar power a viable power source for short, temporary and medium-term power requirements.


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