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Romano teams up with Sunselex in solar park construction partnership

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, 2nd MAY 2013

Romano Sustainable Solutions, one of South Africa’s most experienced solar photovoltaic (PV) systems integrators, and Sunselex AG, a Munich-based,  international, full-service provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced the formation of a jointly-owned company, Sunselex-Romano (Pty) Ltd, that will operate throughout sub-Saharan Africa as a solar PV systems integrator, providing a broad range of services that enable the realization of open-field, ground-mounted Solar PV projects.

Sunselex-Romano’s range of services will include plant design, project management, installation (of mounting structures, PV modules, cabling, combiner boxes, inverters and transformers), construction and commissioning of solar parks.

“We are very excited about joining forces with Sunselex, as this will not only enhance our respective companies’ growth, but will also benefit our larger, international EPC clients who need utility-scale solar PV construction services across sub-Saharan Africa”, said Romano’s CEO, Alexi Romano.

“The new partnership will combine our local knowledge and infrastructure, with Sunselex’ international experience in building solar parks”, added Romano.

”Romano and Sunselex combine great synergies, in terms of size, business approach to the market, and ethics.  We explore our opportunities for a greater collective focus to develop in the South African solar PV market. “Both of our interests are geared towards maintaining and building on our reputation for quality excellence”, says Sunselex director, Thomas Konietzko.

However, Romano will retain and operate its rooftop and car port solar PV business independently of Sunselex, whereas Sunselex will continue to operate independently of Romano in its global markets.

The new partnership is a strong strategic fit, leveraging the two companies’ respective strengths, across three main areas:

  • Firstly, Sunselex brings to the table its vast international experience, having planned, constructed and installed more than 300 PV systems and solar parks, with an installed capacity of more than 1.2 GWp, on four continents.
  • Secondly, Romano with its 61-year history has successfully implemented many large-scale engineering-related projects, including solar PV, across sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Finally, both partners have impressive client bases and combining these will certainly enhance the revenue potential of the new entity.

ABOUT ROMANO

Romano is a multi-skilled provider of a broad range of sustainable solutions, to clients who are typically large commercial, industrial or retail property owners and tenants spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

The company is one of SA’s most experienced Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System providers, operating throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and designs, supplies and installs high quality roof-top and ground-mounted Solar PV systems, all of which are delivered on-time at a competitive price. Its commercial options include: Outright Purchase (cash or financed) or Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The company also manufactures solar mounting systems and car port structures, and is a reseller of PV modules, invertors, batteries and related hardware.

Romano’s factories, having combined areas totalling more than 10,000 m2, are situated in Cape Town and Johannesburg.  The company has approved installers representing it in all nine provinces of South Africa, as well as various implementation partners based at strategic locations spread across sub-Saharan Africa.

Romano is a wholly South African-owned company that was founded in 1952 and today employs more than 150 people.

ABOUT SUNSELEX

As an international full-service provider of photovoltaic energy systems, Sunselex AG offers both tailored, modular service packages, as well as full turn-key PV solutions, enabling clients and strategic partners to work together, to decide on a scope that makes the most sense for them – “modularity by Sunselex”.

With a global partner network, and Sunselex-certified contracting partners (SCCP), the company delivers quality and transparency in everything: including consultation, project planning, mechanical installation, electrical installation and operations & maintenance services.

PRESS CONTACTS

Romano: Bruce Conné

+21 21 511 0960
bruce.conne@romano.co.za

Sunselex: Qasim Abrahams

+27 21 403 6450

qasim.abrahams@sunselex.com

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