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S.Africa to receive Tesla UPS units from February 2016, says importer

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The Powerwall, lithium-ion battery pack could potentially save South African households time and money

In South Africa, renewable energy company Dako Power, has announced that they will begin importing the newly launched Tesla UPS system into the country in February 2016.

Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)

Each UPS system will be sold at ZAR225,000 ($16,430) with installation costing an additional ZAR15,000 ($1,095).

This follows the launch of innovator Elon Musk’s Tesla Energy Powerwall system earlier this year.

The US-based automotive company Tesla, launched a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that has the ability to store solar-generated power for load shifting, temporary backup power and self-consumption.

The Powerwall system is small enough to be mounted on a household wall and can be used not only for residential consumption but also recharging hybrid motor vehicles as well, the company said.

Energy efficient technology

According to Gearburn, the 7kWh Powerwall is included in the UPS system, as well as a backup inverter and a batch of solar panels, which Dako claims “provides enough power to run most energy efficient appliances of a standard house (lights, TV, DStv, fridge, computer, microwave, etc.).”

Dako plans to use solar panels to charge the Powerwall, which will help ease pressure on the country’s currently stressed electricity grid.


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Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.


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