Krannich Solar, a leading photovoltaic wholesaler, will as of now sell components for PV plants, storage solutions, and smart energy systems through the emerce online shop in South Africa.
Krannich Solar broadens the emerce marketplace portfolio by adding the latest generation of JA, Longi, Suntech, and AXITEC solar modules, as well as additional SMA inverters and BYD batteries.
Wadood Ahmad, Country Manager Krannich Solar South Africa, comments: “We are glad about this strategic cooperation with emerce. Our customers will now find our products for smart and sustainable energy solutions also in this online marketplace. Installers will benefit from a simple, time-saving purchasing process as well as from fast deliveries from our local warehouse.”
Stefanie Hegener, Managing Director at emerce, points out: “We are very happy to welcome Krannich as another seller to our online marketplace. Krannich will be adding attractive solar and PV components to our portfolio, especially storage solutions. PV plant owners can thus store generated electricity in battery systems and use it in case of blackouts – an important step towards overcoming load shedding struggles.”
As electricity costs in South Africa are high and load shedding happens frequently, investments in solar and storage solutions pay off within a short period of time, making solar energy increasingly attractive. With a value of 220 W/m2, the country benefits from one of the highest solar radiation values in the world and has an average of more than 2,500 hours of sunshine per year.
emerce is an international e-commerce platform for photovoltaic and solar installers. In its marketplace, emerce and selected partners offer a wide range of components for residential and commercial solar and photovoltaic systems. Providing high-quality products, time-saving online purchasing, excellent fulfillment, and prompt deliveries, emerce has established itself as a reliable partner for professionals in the solar sector. Founded in 2018 as a 100% subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG, a leading global specialist in photovoltaic systems and storage technology, emerce aims at providing the people with fully independent renewable energy systems to thus counter climate change challenges. emerce is headquartered in Germany and currently offers its services in several European, African, and Middle East countries.
Krannich Solar is one of the leading photovoltaic distributors worldwide. The owner-managed and self-financed company offers a wide range of products for PV installers: solar modules, inverters, photovoltaic mounting systems, self-consumption systems, e-mobility, PV installation monitoring and accessories.
Krannich Solar is represented by 25 companies in 23 countries worldwide and employs more than 600 people. The headquarter is situated in Weil der Stadt, near Stuttgart, Germany.