Tag Archives: Containerized

Our first export!

Close the Gap has commissioned Grey Green do a second DigiTruck. This time it will be sent, by sea (and road freight) to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The challenges faced once again were “How are we going to deliver a fully functioning off-grid IT lab to the DRC?” To keep logistics costs down, a revolutionary design was conceived by Grey Green that allows for no changes to the external dimensions or structural integrity of the container. To further reduce installation costs, the system was pre-engineered, mounted, wired and tested locally such that it was ready for a simple DIY installation in half a day once it reaches its destination by the recipient community members.

Grey Green has proven that it is now able to deliver containerized off-grid solar PV solutions to anywhere in the world.

Do you need electrical power in remote and isolated areas?
Do you need a self-sufficient mobile clinic, office or classroom?
We have a sustainable energy solution ready for you…

Helping Close the Gap


Holland-based NGO, Close the Gap, approached Grey Green late in 2015 with a challenge…

Can you design an off-grid PV system to cater for the IT class that seats 18 students?
Can the system be transported all over South Africa?
Can you make the system go from disassembled to operational in under one day?
Can you design it so that anyone can assemble the system?

Grey Green took on the challenge and delivered a system that now provides education to students of all ages in Langa, Western Cape.
Once again, we are proving our ability to think innovatively by making renewable energy simple, accessible and mobile.

Read more about the launch at the V&A Waterfront here.

Waverley Girls’ School New IT Lab

A partnership between Sci-Bono and Dell has provided the Johannesburg based school with a refurbished 20ft shipping container that will now be used as an IT lab.
The container lab is kitted with desks and computer equipment for an educator and ten students.
Grey Green provided the PV system that will cater to the energy needs of the IT lab, and will allow it to run completely off-grid.

Feasibility of Aquaculture Plant Energy Design

Grey Green conducted a feasibility study looking at various designs for a renewable energy solution for a containerized fish farm for Philippi Business Place. This include pre-heating of water to correct temperatures as well as providing power for the pumps and blowers in the system. It was hybrid solar thermal and solar PV solution and also include some sustainable water treatment options.