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A Conversation with Bill Mellema, Director of Engineering at Morningstar Corp

  I sat down with Bill at the recent Solar Power International exhibition to understand more about what Morningstar means by “reliability”.  Having distributed solar products in Africa for more than 15 years, I know which manufacturers tend to last and which ones fail.  Morningstar being very much in the lasting category, I was interested to hear Bill’s thoughts on why his products last so long. “From an engineering perspective a lot of it comes down to having power electronics expertise,” said Bill.  “We are a power electronics company first.  Our conversations around Morningstar are about transients, stability, system response….we think about ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Uncategorized October 21, 2016

An African Surge: A Visit from Africa’s Best Entrepreneurs

It was fantastic to have so many good African solar entrepreneurs at Solar Power International in Las Vegas last week. Our US Foreign Commercial Service was on the ball, supporting this show in a big way and was instrumental in getting so many businesses from Africa. We were honored to have eight long-time customers visit us after the show at our offices in Saint David. Several of them operate our growing African warehouses and are top rate solar experts and business managers. Since the show was in Vegas, we wanted to make sure they saw the real America as ...

0 Comment   |   Posted in Uncategorized September 21, 2016

Rural Electrification Project

African Energy recently partnered with Schneider on a rural electrification project in Nigeria. Read more about what we're doing to provide renewable solar energy to public institutions in Africa HERE.

0 Comment   |   Posted in Uncategorized September 07, 2016