Defy defies blackouts in South Africa by launching off-grid solar power fridge

  • South African appliance manufacturer, Defy, has added an Solar Off-Grid fridge and freezer range to their home appliance line up to meet the challenges of the country’s energy crisis to ensure food preservation and reduce food waste.

The new range is functional off-grid with battery and solar integration so that it can operate without grid power.

Speaking at the launch on March 19, Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel commented that the new off-gird fridge range ticks several boxes in meeting a number of national objectives namely: localisation of key consumer goods production, job creation, climate change goals and export opportunities to other countries in Africa under the African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation Plan

“We believe our Solar Off-Grid fridges and freezers are real game-changers for South Africa and the continent at large, as they solve both the issue of accessibility to power, as well as the issue of clean energy. As a household name in South Africa, this objective is something we are deeply invested in. The households and businesses that we will be reaching is only the first step in demonstrating that solar is the more future-fit solution to better energy on the African continent,” said Defy Appliances CEO Mustafa Soylu.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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