Software, pilot best practice, suppliers, R&D
Over time, maxx has not only accumulated business and management skills but also a huge base of product knowledge. The ongoing search for solutions and opportunities in the PV sector is a key element of maxx | solar energy. The success becomes visible in the numerous installations of our former trainees, the maxx | Alumni.
Furthermore, we have realised a number of pilot projects ourselves, are official seller for PV Sol Premium Software and inventor of the maxx | Blockchain Hub.
We are the official partner for Valentin Software’s PV Sol PV planning software in Southern Africa. We offer trainings, trial accounts and support and customers can buy the software directly from maxx.
Another partner is IBC Solar who has developed its own PV Planning Software. maxx alumni and partners can request a trial account from maxx as well.
As part of the solar industry, maxx solar is interested in further developments and evolvement. We work always work on optimizing processes and providing solutions and have already implemented different pilot projects.
PV renting is an innovative financing option which allows schools, guest houses, public bodies, small and medium sized companies and many others to benefit from cheap, green solar power. Within the framework of the dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme, maxx-solar energy PTY Ltd. set up two PV renting pilot projects in Cape Town, a 20 kWp system at the Grimley School in Hout Bay and a 14 kWp system at the Atlantic Gold Guest House in Camps Bay demonstrating the financial viability of PV renting in South Africa.
PV renting means, that one entity invests in a PV system (system owner) and rents the system to a second entity (system operator). The system operator uses the electricity and pays a monthly rent to the system owner. Furthermore, the system operator gets the option to buy the system after 7–12 years (similar to car leasing).
maxx Blockchain Hub
maxx plans to set up a social crowdfunding platform to collect donations for off- and on-grid PV-systems. Once the PV system is installed electricity consumption will be on a pay-as-you-go basis for the end user. Both processes will be based on a blockchain protocol. As a special feature, donors will receive a virtual “rural electrification coin (REC)” for each watt hour of produced energy as symbolic refund for the donation.
The first pilot project will be installed at Karanda Mission, a hospital located 2.5h drive from Harare, Zimbabwe and a second system in the office of our partner Sunergy in Harare. maxx is currently working on finalising the concept and the system will be put into practice in 2018.