As part of its “Built For Africa” product initiative, electronics giant Samsung has manufactured a solar powered generator equivalent of a 15 kVA diesel plant, to alleviate electricity infrastructure problems on the continent.
Speaking at the 2013 Samsung Africa Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, Ntutule Tshenye, Head of Business to Government (B2G) for Samsung Electronics Africa, said the solar power generator capitalises on the one resource that Africa has an abundance of sunlight.
“So for example, we can now power Samsung products in rural areas,” he said. “A smart school for example or perhaps a community centre with LED lighting and technology or even a remote border post, given their online access requirements.
“And if that wasn’t enough, it is built in such a way that it has the capability to allow someone to dial in over the Internet remotely to analyse the generator and troubleshoot any problems before sending out a technician if need be.
Apart from the benefits provided by green energy product, the generator can provide power for up to eight years without any additional maintenance and it is credited to be a reliable power solution with a lifespan of up to 25 years, said Samsung.