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We have expanded our African footprint

carbonTRACK is an intelligent energy management company, with one of the largest monitored PV residential fleets in Australia, NZ, and Africa (GTM Research). In 2018 carbonTRACK launched in the USA where it is experiencing high demand.

We have further expansion plans and the key focus for us is East & West Africa, where we are looking for new distribution and channel partnerships.

If you are an energy provider, PV or thermal solar company, energy consultant or have other interests in the region's clean energy space, we’d love to explore possible collaboration opportunities with you.

Start by reading our carbonTRACK Africa brochure

Below is an overview of our take on the clean energy space in the region and the opportunities for carbonTRACK to help Africa solve some of the challenges as it transitions to a clean renewable energy economy.

 Here are some relevant case studies...
    Residential Housing Development 
    Botswana Meat Commission
    Solar innovation & VPP
    Metro City Council 
    Multi Site Fleet Management
    Battery Integration + SunSpec

carbonTRACK in Africa

carbonTRACK units have been deployed in many exciting projects across the region. Here are just two examples:

  • Solar power energy management at a residential estate. The developer of an 84-apartment complex in South Africa's Gauteng province needed a precision energy management solution to manage the supply of prepaid electricity and water to its residents. The carbonTRACK platform enabled control of the energy used and produced - thus helping to maximise solar self-consumption and reducing the return-on-investment (ROI) on solar investments.  
  • Smart energy management helps to reduce energy costs. The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) wanted to gain a better understanding and control of its energy use to reduce energy wastage. With carbonTRACK, the BMC team now has visibility over electricity usage and can switch loads remotely using the carbonTRACK fleet user interface. They are well on the way to meeting their energy reduction targets - and the system's automation features mean that the process does not require constant human intervention! 

 

Key observations of the African energy landscape

Growing support for a shift to renewables

Government and private efforts to harness the potential of renewables are growing, with an increase in both small and utility-scale projects across the region. Key groups have also announced a shift away from nuclear power in favour of renewable energy. 

Decentralised power the key to 'energy security'
Electricity security and grid stability remain key challenges across the region. While there are no easy answers, decentralised power generation is increasingly seen as the pathway to ‘energy security'.

Energy management a key challenge for businesses
With the recent introduction of South Africa’s carbon tax and the expected mandate for building performance reporting, businesses have a growing need for advanced energy management and real-time reporting solutions.

Move to self-sustainable homes
With increasing energy prices, regular blackouts (load shedding) and energy security front of mind, there is an increased interest amongst South Africans to reduce their reliance on the grid

How carbonTRACK can help...

carbonTRACK delivers value at the building, network and grid level. The same technology that helps home occupants gain greater control of their energy use delivers embedded networks and facilitates smart grids when rolled out at scale.

Energy users have greater control
Users can see and remotely control the energy they use – helping them to reduce consumption and save money. The platform also manages solar and batteries to help optimise the use of generated and stored energy.

Support grid stability 
carbonTRACK is an advanced decentralised energy management solution connecting the supply - side and demand - side of the grid. ESKOM, municipalities and EPC energy providers can predict energy demand, manage loads remotely and (when required) discharge available batteries to increase supply.

Promote a clean growth ethos 
The carbonTRACK platform is solar and battery ready, and technology agnostic. It allows for better management of electricity in public buildings and affordable housing: delivering effective decentralised generation and storage solutions.

How it works

carbonTRACK connects energy users and energy providers and enables each to remotely monitor, control, automate and share energy. At the building level, energy management meets building automation and at the network level, it facilitates virtual power plants and demand response initiatives.

This brief animation explains how it works.

Who benefits?

Home and business owners can remotely monitor their energy use and leverage the system’s advanced control capability to act on these insights – including remote switching and scheduling loads using TOU

Government can improve the efficiency of public sector buildings, set higher standards for new developments, and support renewable energy policy innovation

Municipalities can predict grid loads and remotely manage decentralised energy resources, demand response programs and virtual power plants

Solar companies & EPC's can provide a monitored and optimised solution with a range of ongoing maintenance services including the ability to remotely manage decentralised energy resources, effectively execute demand response programs, manage peak demand and deliver virtual power plants

Energy efficiency consultants gain behind the meter visibility into clients’ energy ecosystems and can formulate targeted improvement initiatives whilst demonstrating their positive impact

Battery and storage providers & OEM's integrate seamlessly with the carbonTRACK platform

Let's start the conversation

Our award-winning platform delivers value at the building, network and grid levels. Its technology agnostic and flexible nature means it’s suited for a range of applications, including a Home Energy Management System (HEMS) solution with a Home Automation element; a solar optimisation solution for homes and businesses; an energy management and control solution for businesses and corporates; a Virtual Power Plant control centre and a Smart Grid platform.

If you’d like to know more about how it can help you with your product, service or policy innovation, please get in touch with us.

Email: info@carbontrack.co.za

Phone: 064 504 3833

 

Decentralised Energy Management

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Welcome to the digital age of energy management, where you remotely monitor, control and optimise energy consumption, generation and storage.

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If you are an organisation who is interested in collaborating, schedule a meeting with our Managing Director, Spiros.

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