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About the company
Startup or self-employed
Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
SolarTurtle is a renewable energy company focusing on secure solar hubs for off-grid businesses. Each solar hub serves as an energy platform from which a small business or similar can be operated - An ideal solution for mobile offices, branches, clinics etc. in remote areas.
The SolarTurtle is an ultra secure solar business solution in a box. Shipping containers are converted into small, mobile solar power micro-utilities. Our SolarTurtles are designed specifically for off-grid regions where conventional solar PV solutions will not work. With the push of a button this system folds-away for security or transport. In crime ridden areas across Africa traditional solar PV solutions have failed. The solar panels are typically stolen within a few months of deployment. The problem is so bad that the Gauteng provincial government was prepared to dismiss solar power as a possible electricity solution for schools and community centres. The SolarTurtle solar containers are designed for unparalleled security and maximum portability. These container based energy platforms are assembled off site then deployed by simply offloading the container and pressing a button. The solar panels fold automatically and point towards the sun. The SolarTurtle feeds just like a turtle. In the morning when it is safe the panels unfold from their secure location to feed from the rays of the sun. In the evening when it is unsafe the panels fold away into the hard shell of the container. The power from the SolarTurtle feeds an energy kiosk inside the container or an office, clinic, bank, shop or whatever you want –safely and securely. In short, you can buy or rent our solar containers, or you can get involved in our community projects where we start solar kiosk businesses for women in rural communities in Southern Africa. We also do custom designs as well. Customers tell us what they what inside the container and we can design a system that suits your needs. Most importantly we are a social business, so most of the profits generated by the business go towards sponsoring more community projects.