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SOLSAVE AND ECOBOXX TAKES ON 50K A DAY CHALLENGE

‘Africa’s most exciting fundraisers are using Solsave and Ecoboxx solar power products.’

Sungrid Group’s Ecoboxx and Solsave brands are proudly involved in one of Africa’s most exciting fundraising initiatives. “Man vs Beast” is a first of its kind endurance adventure race. Covering a distance of 800km over 16 days along the west coast of South Africa, it is the ultimate physical and mental endurance race for man and horses alike to raise awareness and funds to facilitate corrective surgery in animals and children born with clefts.

As media and TV partner for this event, Wild TV Africa’s CEO, Dewald Visser, decided to join the challenge in order to secure great footage for the TV production. This resulted in him accompanying the participants, and animals, as they ‘trekked’ through some of South Africa’s most scenic spots – all the while on a Stealth Carbon Fatbike. He started the 50k A Day challenge, which also raised funds for the two charities, by means of a TV series currently in production.

In need of alternative, but viable, energy solutions to accompany him on this journey, Visser conducted extensive market research into potential options. After a thorough analysis of available offerings, he concluded that Sungrid Group’s Ecoboxx and Solsave product range was by far the most superior and, in that, exactly what they were looking for.

“We needed access to guaranteed and reliable power and light,” says Visser. “Sungrid Group’s Ecoboxx and Solsave range of portable (solar) power and lighting products were our first choice, and it definitely did not disappoint.”

During the course of the journey, Wild TV’s camera crew needed to charge batteries for the cameras, editing suite, drones, GPS and cell phones in order to be able to produce daily video clips for social media. “Sungrid Group’s Ecoboxx and Solsave products did everything they needed to do, and more,” says Visser. The Ecoboxx, with its solar panels (attached to the roof of the 4×4), provided reliable power during the four days there was no access to electricity.

In addition, the Solsave my-powa, kept in Visser’s backpack, enabled him to keep his action cameras charged as he traveled along the coast for days, eliminating the risk of any missed filming opportunities as a result of flat batteries. At night, the my-lamp! and my-lite! provided sufficient light for the camp site, recharging very quickly in the sunshine en route from Alexander Bay to Cape Town.

“I will never attempt another adventure without Solar powered products,” says Visser, “and have a very good idea as to what I will choose to use for my next 50k A Day event – a 1000km adventure from Swakopmund to Oranjemund in 2016.”

The following Ecoboxx and Solsave products, from Sungrid Group’s extensive range, were used during the course of this challenge:

  • Ecoboxx 600
  • Ecoboxx 160 DC
  • Solsave my-powa
  • Solsave my-lamp
  • Solsave my-lite

Visit www.50kaday.tv for more information about this great Solo Fatbike adventure.

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HELP US LIGHT UP AFRICA

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Sungrid Group introduces revolutionary new range of solar power and light products for the emerging market

Proudly endorsed by SA and the world’s number one cricket player, Dale Steyn – brand ambassador for Solsave Power For Free

Revolutionary sales boost floor display available (see above)

Response to increasing interest in Africa for a range of top quality, but lower entry, portable (solar) power products has seen Sungrid Group introduce its latest range of power and lighting solutions.
Available to the African consumer at entry level prices – despite the fluctuating rand/ dollar, these revolutionary solar power bulbs and lanterns are set to not only meet growing market demand for more cost effective solutions, but in so doing, help to ‘light up Africa’.

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My-lite
Revolutionary Solar Power Bulb
* R 229.00 (SRP) $15.00
My-lite+
Revolutionary Solar Power Bulb
* R 399.00 (SRP) $25.00
My-lamp
Revolutionary Solar Power Lantern
* R 349.00 (SRP) $22.00
Super bright 90 lumen LED light providing up to 6 hours of light on one single charge. Super bright 200 lumen LED light providing up to 8 hours of light on one single charge. More than 8 hours of continuous light from super bright 120 lumen LED light.
Polycrystalline solar panel for easy harnessing of the sun’s energy. Polycrystalline solar panel (20cm) for easy harnessing of the sun’s energy. Built-in polycrystalline solar panel to generate power from the sun’s energy.
Generous 3m cable to effortlessly position the bulb in the perfect location. Generous 3m cable to effortlessly position the bulb in the perfect location. USB output 2200 mAh for emergency charging of phones and other devices.
Handy hook to hang the bulb anywhere. Handy hook to hang the bulb anywhere. Manual Charging – recharge the batteries in an emergency with the winding handle.
Convenient Switch – perfect home accessory to prevent panic in power failures. Convenient Switch – perfect home accessory to prevent panic in power failures. Hang the lantern anywhere with the handy hook.
USB Output – 4000mAh integrated power bank for charging mobile phones and other devices. Adjustable LED light for battery control and convenient mood setting.
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* Rand price inclusive of VAT (14%), US$ price exclusive of local VAT (if applicable)
* SRP – Suggested retail sales price

Further, to assist retailers with roll-out, Sungrid Group has developed a self-explanatory retail box complete with answers to all possible FAQs. Including a celebrity endorsement by renowned South African cricketer, Dale Steyn, these great new displays are able to house the following Solsave stock:

  • x12 my-powa (now inlcuded !best seller in Africa and market leader)
  • x12 my-lamp
  • x10 my-lite
  • x10 my-lite+

For more information, please visit our great new website – www.solsave.com or contact:

Cape Town: Talana Cole – 076 966 6623 or talana@sungridgroup.com

Johannesburg: Paul Lombard – 083 229 2717 or p.lombard@sungridgroup.com

 

World changing portable solar power in a clever backpack with trolley

EB600_NewThe revolutionary Ecoboxx 600 watt for medium to heavy power requirements is now available

Sungrid Group is thrilled to announce the availability of its revolutionary Ecoboxx 600 at leading retail outlets countrywide. Providing up to 160 hours of power, and by far the most affordable portable power solution for medium to heavy power requirements, the Ecoboxx 600 is fast becoming known as the ultimate all-in-one power machine.

“We are seeing great market response and uptake from retailers and consumers alike,” comments Paul Hubers, founder and director, Sungrid Group. This has been further enhanced by the Ecoboxx 600 in-store POS. Supplied by Sungrid Group as part of its retail offering, it is allowing for an easy understanding of the unit’s features and benefits.

With all of its components conveniently housed in a single bag, together with trolley for easy transport, this all-in-one power machine comes complete with:

– Dual Charging via Solar panels and the grid.

– 2 x 600W AC pure sine wave outlet

– 600 watt pure sine wave inverter for smooth power supply.

– 2 x 5V DC USB port

– 2 x 2V DL DC jack output

-2 x 3 watt led lights with independent switches

– Input voltage 16/25V DC

– Input current 8A max

– 4 x 10W solar panels included

– 42 Ah AGM power battery

– LED indicator for battery level

– Travel trolley included

– 1 x AC DC wall charger for grid charging

– 1 Year Warranty

 

Retailing in South Africa at R 11,999.00, Incl. 14% vat /$860 . Easy to operate and with no maintenance required, the Ecoboxx 600 is the ideal portable power solution for camping and outdoor experiences. In fact, it is the ideal portable power solution for any situation (recreational, business or domestic) with medium to heavy power requirements.

Call today to get your own Ecoboxx 600 now, or look www.ecoboxx.co.za where to buy this great power machine.
For our dealers ; a special ‘try out’ trial, consisting of 2-3 units and free product training, provides the opportunity to test and meet growing consumer demand for portable (solar) power and lighting solutions – at no risk to your business.
For more information, please contact:

Cape Town: Talana Cole – 076 966 6623 or talana@sungridgroup.com

Johannesburg: Paul Lombard – 083 229 2717 or p.lombard@sungridgroup.com

Demand for portable solar across building and residential market

“The way power, and portable (solar) power in particular, is consumed has changed,” says Paul Hubers, founder and director, Sungrid Group. “We are seeing an increase in demand, particularly across the building and residential estate market where the use of diesel generators is either not allowed or simply no longer the preferred option due to environmental concerns.”

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INTRODUCING THE NEW AND REVOLUTIONARY ECOBOXX 1500

Newsflash_10_15_BThe ultimate all-in-one professional power machine for the ultimate power need

Known as the EcoTank, and capable of providing up to 350 hours of uninterrupted power, Sungrid Group is proud to bring you the first ever portable power unit offering dual-charging capability (ability to charge via solar as well as on the grid). The ultimate power solution for everyone and anyone needing portable power, it is providing the perfect answer to increasing consumer demand for portable units capable of meeting heavier power requirements.

What makes this the ultimate solution? Complete with trolley and foldable panels, the EcoTank is easily portable. Take it everywhere you need to go and anywhere you may require portable power. In addition, the easily wall mountable inverter makes it perfect for domestic use.

Its many other benefits and uses include outdoor recreational and/ or camping activities requiring heavier power, holiday homes or small guest houses, the local building industry and small business, to name but a few. In addition, during times of load shedding, the EcoTank can be counted on to keep your home ‘fires’ burning and the office environment working.

Retailing at R 22,999.00, the revolutionary EcoTank comes complete with:

– 2 x 65W foldable solar panels with stand and carry bag

– 1 meter cable from the junction box with MC4 connector

– 4 meter solar panel cable for multiple connections

– 5A / 16V DC AC DC wall charger

-1500 Watt pure sine wave inverter

– 3 x 5V DC USB charging ports

– 2 x 5.5mm DC jacks – 12V DC output

– 1 x 12V DC cigarette lighter output

– 2 x 230V AC three point SA plug sockets providing 1500 Watts of continuous power

– Big LCD display to monitor and control the parameters

– EcoTank 100Ah AGM long life built-in power battery (Chainable)

– Ecotank has a strong trolley with wheels

– Dual charging via sun and grid

– 1 Year Warranty

For more information, including upcoming holiday specials, or to secure your ultimate all-in-one power solution today, please contact:

Cape Town: Talana Cole – 076 966 6623 or talana@sungridgroup.com

Johannesburg: Paul Lombard – 083 229 2717 or p.lombard@sungridgroup.com

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INCREASE IN DEMAND FOR PORTABLE (SOLAR) POWER ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA’S BUILDING AND RESIDENTIAL MARKET

“The way power, and portable (solar) power in particular, is consumed has changed,” says Paul Hubers, founder and director, Sungrid Group. “We are seeing an increase in demand, particularly across the building and residential estate market, where the use of diesel generators is either not allowed or simply no longer the preferred option due to environmental concerns.”

Whilst the use of diesel generators as an alternative supply was a common occurrence, this is no longer the case. In fact, many estates and office parks as well as camping and recreational sites no longer allow the use of diesel generators onsite. “Generators are both noisy and harmful to the environment,” says Hubers.

It is also not as simple as ‘plug-and-play’. When making use of your generator during power outages, in order to ensure no harm occurs when Eskom reconnects the power, one requires what is known as a bypass switch. “This needs to be installed by a qualified electrician, adding yet more costs to the average household.” Alternatively, the household items running off the generator can be ‘islanded’ (disconnected from the mainboard) via an extension cord. Whilst this would negate the need for a qualified electrician, the downside is that only smaller appliances are able to be connected, with no access to power for any heavier requirements.
Previously, solar power was the domain of costly and cumbersome installations, placing it out of range of many who could benefit. However, with recent and ongoing technical developments, the ability to harness the sun’s energy and make it easily available for all to use, via simple plug-and-play products, is shaping the way in which consumers are approaching the use of solar as an alternative and viable option.

“What’s also interesting to note,” continues Hubers, “is the change in market demand for the type of portable (solar) products. Developers, manufacturers and distributors of portable (solar) products, Sungrid Group has continued to expand its product range based on consumer demand. “Initially we offered products for light to medium power requirements. However, the last few months has seen a considerable expansion of Sungrid Group’s offering to include products capable of meeting both heavier and dual charging power requirements (the ability to charge the product both on- and off-grid).

The recently launched Ecobxx 1500 (EcoTank), capable of up to 350 hours of power, is a case in point. “In addition to providing enough power to support a small to medium sized business during times of load shedding or other interrupted power supply, we are seeing increasing demand for the EcoTank from residential and private homes, particularly in housing estates as an alternative to diesel generators,” continues Hubers.

The EcoTank is true ‘plug-and-play’ with no installation required. “Place the unit in the sun, or charge via the more conventional grid method, and your home becomes immune to load-shedding schedules,” continues Hubers. “The market response to this has been very encouraging, with many builders and architects now including items such as these as part of their overall offering to new home owners.”