In support of the editorial on Containerized and Mobile Solar Solutions in the September/October 2017 Edition of African Mining Brief, Rob Jardine interviewed Chris McGrath, the Co-founder, and CEO of 5B, a renewable technology company leading the market in the development of there Maverick Solar Array.
Maverick is a portable, prefabricated, modular solar array that through its patented design lowers the cost of energy, and the project risks traditionally associated with ground mounted solar systems.
The article can be found here http://ambriefonline.com/2017/09/19/the-maverick-approach-to-mobile-solar-requirements-in-africa/
In Africa and many developing nations and remote areas without grid power, diesel generators have been the go-to solution, but in recent years solar power has become competitive as a hybrid solution working alongside the traditional diesel generator. However, this expansion has been limited by the traditional fixed location design for solar arrays, which requires long-term energy offtake plans to be in place for the fixed location and life of the solar assets. Maverick as a mobile solar array changes this.
Out of the Box Energy Solutions distributes installs and leases Maverick Solar Arrays in Southern Africa. Please contact Robert Jardine with any queries on 0027 79 4255 483