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Vert Energy hosts workshop for solar energy sector on sustainable control solutions for renewable energy

Vert Energy – electro-mechanical power transmission specialists – hosted a solar power workshop at its Johannesburg head offices recently, focusing on the latest global trends in sustainable solutions for renewable energy.

“This training programme, which was developed especially for our ‘Engineering, Procurement and Construction’(EPC) contractors, concentrated on the importance of dependable power generation systems utilised in photovoltaic (PV) technology, to convert solar energy to electricity,” says Ryan Robertson, Vert Energy’s sales and marketing director. “The programme highlighted the benefits of incorporating quality branded electric power generation products into gensets and the essential need for technically competent support, to ensure dependable performance of every PV system.

“Of particular interest to EPCs in this forum, was information about our DEIF generator controls, known globally for critical power and decentralised power applications. These components include genset controllers, protection relays and interfaces, as well as switchboards and panels. Advanced control technology features ensure optimum performance, high accuracy, improved safety, minimal maintenance requirements and reduced downtime.

“The new DEIF automatic sustainable controller (ASC) – the first sustainable control solution for renewable energy of its kind – is a fully-control integrated system, which provides a safe and reliable link between renewable energy inverters and traditional diesel generators. This technology ensures maximum solar penetration and optimum energy savings, even during a utility failure.”

Vert Energy teamed up with the DEIF Group over five years ago, as exclusive distributors in sub-Saharan Africa, of DEIF power and control components for critical power and decentralised power applications. Apart from solutions for solar power, DEIF power management products are used in marine and offshore applications, for wind power and diesel control, as well as gas and hydro control. DEIF’s ‘green technology’ focuses on energy efficiency, fuel optimisation and reduced emissions.

In addition to DEIF generator controls, Vert Energy also supplies and supports the extensive Leroy Somer range of standard and adapted AC and DC motors, geared/brake motors, as well as LS variable speed drives and alternators.

The company is also the authorised sales and support partner for Allight Lighting towers, API/Covrad GT Heat Transfer, as well as ASCO automatic transfer switches and Avtron and Froment load banks.

Vert Energy’s electro-mechanical power transmission systems are supported by the company’s OEM trained field services team, which offers specialist services that encompass re-assembly, installation and commissioning, inspections and diagnostics, as well as on site maintenance and repair.

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