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DPA’s Ugesi drives solar uptake in homes

There is growing use of solar in private homes

Ugesi Energy, a leading regional premium residential solar company specializing in hybrid systems for homes and small businesses, has achieved a significant milestone by installing over 250 high-end solar systems with lithium batteries and inverters in South Africa and Zimbabwe. As part of its commitment to providing state-of-the-art technologies and much-needed energy security in the face of regional power shortages, Ugesi Energy offers system sizes ranging from 5kW to 50kW, capable of meeting essential power needs, including lighting, connectivity, televisions, refrigeration, and water pumps.The challenges in power security faced by homes and businesses have adversely affected the quality of life for consumers who have had to rely on expensive and environmentally unfriendly generators to keep their lights on. The growing demand for alternative power sources has led to the emergence of many solar system installers, with a proliferation of low-grade inverter and battery systems. To address this, Ugesi Energy has positioned itself as a trusted partner that works exclusively with top-tier technologies, which typically carry warranties of more than 10 years, along with system guarantees. These are further supported by 24-hour monitoring of the systems.Ugesi Energy, a subsidiary of Distributed Power Africa (DPA), offers flexible packages tailored to customer preferences, including equipment rental leases or outright purchases. The company places a strong emphasis on high-quality installations, efficient maintenance, and continuous monitoring, ensuring its customers benefit from uninterrupted and seamless power supply.Norman Moyo, CEO of DPA Africa, stated, "With energy costs expected to increase by 20% year on year, possibly for the next five years, we anticipate additional pressure on homeowners and small businesses to reduce their energy costs. We are deploying hybrid energy solutions comprised of solar panels and lithium batteries, providing a cushion to reduce costs and enhance energy security in homes and small businesses. By offering flexible payment options, be it an outright purchase, a lease, or a loan, our customers gain better access to the latest solar technologies and systems."Moyo added, "We have chosen to offer our customers tried-and-tested technologies of the highest quality, along with highly trained and rated installers to ensure we minimize performance-related issues in sensitive environments such as homes and businesses. Leveraging residential roofs for solar power is not only a smart decision but also economically attractive. Homes equipped with solar systems can expect nearly a 20% increase in real estate value appreciation compared to those without. We have partnered with leading technology suppliers to offer systems that are both efficient and aesthetically pleasing as they are seamlessly integrated into our customers' homes and workspaces."Ugesi Energy has established partnerships with globally recognized brands such as Tesla, Enphase, and Huawei to ensure that its solutions are not only technologically advanced but also visually appealing in residential and workspace settings. With successful installations in key areas including Dainfern, Sandton, Cape Town, Durban, Borrowdale Brooke, Glen Lorne, among others, Ugesi Energy has become a trusted premium brand delivering quality and safe solutions. The company has also formed collaborations with large corporations keen to support their employees in improving productivity by providing necessary guarantees and incentives for transitioning to solar energy.

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