November 19, 2017

“Plug-and-play” container-fitted solar power for Africa

Out of the Box Energy Solutions are the first OEM’s in Africa to integrate PWRstation retractable solar racking technology into intermodal transport containers creating mobile solar gensets.

South African-based Out of the Box Energy Solutions, a company specialising in distributed renewable energy technologies is Africa’s first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to integrate into intermodal transport containers PWRstation’s retractable solar racking technology called EXOractm and resell fully assembled Class S 10-50 solar gensets.

It is estimated that by 2035 more than 80 percent of all new energy production and consumption will be in developing nations, where energy infrastructure today is limited, unstable or non-existent. The Out of the Box Energy Solutions OEM / reseller agreement with PWRstation ideally positions the company in what is today a rapidly emerging market, especially in mining, oil and gas, telecom, rural electrification and remote communities where demand for renewable energy is exploding.


PWRstation’s transportable Class S10-50 gensets are built on the company’s proprietary retractable PV racking platforms sold under the brand name EXOractm.  This unique technology enables simplified, ultra-rapid solar deployments of variable durations, while providing users with the ability to easily relocate their solar assets when needed.

The Class S10-50 (which stands for 10×10 foot container with 50 integrated solar panels) is a practical “plug and play” alternative to today’s traditional fixed solar installations which often take months or more to deliver while tying-up land and capital for 20 years.

“We’re excited to be Africa’s first OEM to assemble and resell the Class S product line,” says Out of the Box Energy Solutions Founder, Robert Jardine. He adds, “the Class S products are a perfect complement to our product range of mobile hybrid power systems.”

Both Out of the Box Energy Solutions and PWRstation are active in emerging markets, focusing on microgrid applications, solar-diesel hybridization, diesel genset substitutions and sectors which require rapid energy activation, transportability and engagement flexibility.

About PWRstation: PWRstation is a solar products development company committed to clean, renewable and environmentally sustainable energy that is affordable, easy to access and rapid to activate. Engineered in Switzerland, PWRstation’s proprietary retractable solar racking system technology and its pre-assembled and transportable activation-ready solar gensets remove the complexities, time and cost of traditional solar installations. The company is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, with offices in the USA.  PWRstation is a member of SEIA, Swisscleantech, Swissolar and Electrosuisse.

For more information please visit: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter, or contact:

Gianfranco Albertella

Chief Commercial Officer


+41 79 632 62 51


PWRstation SA

World Trade Center

Avenue Gratta-Paille 2

Lausanne 1018


About Out of the Box Energy Solutions: Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralising power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals. Out of the Box Energy Solutions develops and offers these business models and technologies for Southern Africans. In everything they do, they strive to find Out of the Box Solutions, that make decentralised renewable energy simpler, more reliable and more accessible. They provide the processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to develop decentralised energy products and systems as well as new business models to accelerate the adoption of them.

For more information please visit www.OutoftheBox.Energy and follow us on facebook and linked in, or contact:

Robert Jardine

Out of the Box Energy Solutions



+27 79 4255 483

RESECO Energy Solutions (pty) Ltd. trading as

Out of the Box Energy Solutions


Unit 3 Acacia Park, 1 Falcon Road

Ballito, 4381, KZN

South Africa

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