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The partnership will see both leading businesses serve the African renewable energy sector

SOLARWORLD Africa (Pty) Ltd, a leading importer and distributor of solar products in Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa, has partnered with Meyer Burger Technology AG, a European manufacturer of high-performance solar cells and modules. Together, they are well positioned to serve the renewable energy sector in the region. 

As the exclusive distribution partner for Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa, SOLARWORLD Africa will now offer Meyer Burger’s high-performance Heterojunction/SmartWire solar modules in the region. Meyer Burger is well poised to meet the region’s growing renewable energy needs as its products are designed to perform best under hot conditions and offer up to 20 percent higher energy yields than standard solar modules. 

Says Gregor Küpper, Managing Director of SOLARWORLD Africa, “We are proud to welcome Meyer Burger and their products into our product distribution portfolio. The outstanding quality and advanced technology will result in lower levelised cost of electricity and let the owner of the system benefit over at least 30 years, much longer than the standard technology currently sold in Africa.” 

Made in Germany, designed in Switzerland, Meyer Burger products are of the highest technical standards, making them extremely durable. Thanks to the production processes and patented Heterojunction/SmartWire technology, they offer superior cell stability and maximum resilience with a high breakage resistance.

Sven Stoffers, Head of Sales at Meyer Burger, is excited to partner with SOLARWORLD Africa. “Solar installers, EPCs and developers can now benefit from our technological advantages for their projects in Africa. With the service structures and the international network that SOLARWORLD Africa has built and maintained, it offers peace of mind that our products will be used by quality and performance orientated solar specialists.”

SOLARWORLD Africa was established in 1984 and has been a pioneer in the photovoltaic industry in South Africa and neighbouring countries offering outstanding product quality with premium manufacturing partners. The business boasts over 25 000 projects including South Africa’s largest rooftop solar energy system in the agriculture sector.

To find out more about SOLARWORLD Africa (Pty) Ltd, visit the website, and for more information on Meyer Burger and its products, please visit the global website here.

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