Off-grid Specialist Phaesun GmbH brings together African customers and European suppliers at a Solar Workshop in Paris
"Our second Solar Workshop was a great success", says Phaesun sales manager Amar Chikha. "We wanted to offer a platform to transfer knowledge between us, our suppliers and our customers and we succeeded. The customers who came mainly from Africa used the workshop not only to ask questions. In addition, they gave us valuable feedback for the further development of our selected product range. The Solar Workshop provided an excellent platform for users and developers", he adds.
Requirements are different for stand alone solar systems than for grid-connected applications. An example: Solar modules for off-grid photovoltaic systems are delivered with open junction boxes without cables, users can connect the specific cable that fits their need in parallel or in series depending on the system voltage. In contrast, solar modules for grid-connected applications are delivered mainly with expensive casted cable connections and certified connectors for series connection only. This limits installations of solar modules in the field, far away from the next city. "Our module supplier ET Solar has reacted to these different requirements", Chikha says. "It is our task to optimally adjust the products from our suppliers to fit the needs of our customers. As a one-stop shop, we provide the whole solution, including not only the complete system, but also the service, the advice, the dimensioning and the documentation. We set a high value on the full service package, beside a competitive pricing", he says.
Thanks to the great success, Phaesun will invite customers and suppliers next year to the third Solar Workshop that will take place in the Middle East.
The Phaesun GmbH from Memmingen, Germany was founded in 2001 and has been concentrating since then on the sales, the service and the installation of off-grid solar power and wind energy systems. As one of the leading system integrators for stand alone solutions, Phaesun offers all the important brands of the off-grid solar and wind energy market. The company has branch offices in the United Arab Emirates and in Panama and an extensive worldwide partner and distribution network. Besides sales and installation, Phaesun is focusing on the project management, the technical support and the on-site training of its customers.