Solar Technology International has strengthened its dedicated team for the caravan, motorhome and campervan market with the appointment of Caroline Ward.
Most recently with distribution and wholesale specialists FPS, Caroline joins as Sales Engineer for the South East region. At Solar Technology she will use her wealth of experience in the outdoor leisure market to support customers with training, product support and marketing.
“We are delighted to welcome Caroline to Solar Technology,” explains Adrian Williams, Managing Director. “In her short time with us Caroline has already developed an excellent understanding of solar energy and the benefits for caravan, motorhome and campervan users so she is very well prepared to support customers with whatever they need.”
Caroline said: “I am really looking forward to getting out and about to meet customers and talk to them about our products. There is a strong and growing demand for people to travel off-grid which means it’s an exciting timing for solar power and its potential.”
We are pleased to announce that Solar Technology is now a distributor for LiFOS, a new and advanced lithium battery, which is set to transform off-grid energy supply to caravans, motorhomes, campervans and boats.
LiFOS delivers incredibly long-lasting power in a super lightweight package by making use of the premium in lithium battery chemistries - Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4). The battery is perfect for voltage sensitive and high cycling applications including leisure, commercial and off grid renewable energy.
Weighing in at just 7.8kg, LiFOS is 77% lighter than a good quality 120Ah lead acid battery equivalent which would tip the scales at around 34kg. Plus at 257.5mm long, 190mm high and 175mm wide, it’s compact enough to fit into the smallest of storage spaces.
The Battery Management System (BMS) built into LiFOS helps ensure it can be charged and discharged up to six times more than alternative options so the price per cycle is just 25 pence, around half the cost of other comparable lead acid or gel batteries*.
Monitoring the state of charge in the LiFOS battery is also easy with the free to download Apple and Android Bluetooth-enabled app. Once connected to a smart device, the app will also send users a reminder to put LiFOS on charge once the battery has been discharged to 30%, further helping to prolonging the battery’s life.
For optimum flexibility, LiFOS is fitted with removable terminal posts so that the ring terminals can be connected directly to the terminal plates. There is also the option of joining two LiFOS batteries in parallel to create double the (AH) capacity.
LiFOS has a huge operating temperature range of -20 to +60 °C and it can be used in any orientation (eg on its side), although on its base will give the best performance. As LiFOS does not emit noxious gases thanks to its lithium iron phosphate chemistry, it does not need to be housed in a specially vented chamber
LiFOS retails at £699 and for more information and stockists visit www.lifos.co.uk.
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With the Festive clock ticking we will be shutting the office at 5pm today 21st December and returning to work on Wednesday 2nd January.
During this time we will be unable to ship any orders.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to working with you in 2019!
The Solar Technology Team
Instead of sending Christmas cards by post this year, we have donated to a wonderful charity Power for the People (PfP).
Focusing on helping communities help themselves, PfP took part in Big Give Christmas Challenge to help Paorinher, a community-based organisation based in Northern Uganda. The aim is to build a farm and service centre which will help to give local people sustained food security. When we made our donation, it was doubled in the Christmas challenge.
Paorinher stands for Patongo Orphan Infant Health Rehabilitation and its work is focused upon the welfare of HIV + children and their affected families.
In our photo is Paorinher’s founder Raymond Oko with two of the children Paorinher has been helping since June.
Guido is a double orphan with HIV. He is severely malnourisheid and stunted so although he is 15 years old he looks like a boy of eight. When he arrived at Paorinher he was feverish with swollen glands and had suppurating sores. But a few months down the line, this bright, ambitious teenager has caught up quickly on his schoolwork and he is aiming to be a solar engineer.
Colletta is 12 years old and as HIV. She was caring for her four siblings when the charity found her, foraging in the bush. She is also extremely bright and is studying hard so that she can become a matron.
One of the main aims for the income from the farm is to fund more orphans at to they can sponsor an orphan’s board, schooling and medication at Paorinher for £150. For more information about Paorinher visit http://www.paorin.org and for more information about PFP click https://www.pfp.global
If you too would like to make a donation you can do so via this link. £150 will sponsor an orphan’s board, schooling and medication at Paorinher and give them the start I life they deserve.
Solar Technology International is delighted to announce the company’s membership of the NCC, the trade association for the UK’s leisure vehicle and park home industries.
Representing manufacturers, dealers, parks and suppliers, the NCC is the voice of a sector that contributes £6 billion per annum to the country’s economy through new/used retail sales, plus holiday and related spend. The industry employs more than 100,000 people and serves over 1.7 million caravanners and motorhomers and organises two national shows at the NEC Birmingham; The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show in February and The Motorhome and Caravan Show in October.
With an increasing number of caravan and motorhome owners enjoying the benefits of solar power and the company’s PV Logic brand of rigid and semi flexible panels, the company is keen to develop ever closer ties with the sector.
Adrian Williams, Managing Director of Solar Technology International said: “The NCC works tirelessly for the interests of its members as the industry grows strength to strength. We are delighted our application for membership has been approved and we look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the association for many years to come.”
Solar Technology will be exhibiting at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC from 16th to 21st October on stand number 20.95.