ABOUT SUSTAINABLE POWER GENERATION
SustainPower started with the establishment of the company in 2016 with a focus on containerized, high-quality, durable solutions for sustainable power generation using biogas, landfill gas and natural gas, designed and manufactured in South Africa, with world-class components.
With dedication to quality and passion for efficiency, the company endeavors to change the way developing economies generate power through the design and supply of clean energy solutions for residential & industrial markets. Our special focus on energy efficiency gives SustainPower’s systems the advantage of saving clients’ money through Power outage protection, peak shaving & waste heat recovery, displacing other sources of energy such as coal and diesel.
Thanks to thriving activities and an expanding network of key partners, SustainPower is your ideal provider of sustainable power solutions for residential, commercial, as well as industrial and continuous gas-to-power applications.
SustainPower started with the establishment of the company in 2016 with a focus on containerised, high-quality, durable solutions for sustainable power generation using biogas, landfill gas and natural gas, designed and manufactured in South Africa, with world-class components.
Biogas and landfill gas beneficiation are waste-to-energy technologies and therefore contribute to the sustainable use of resources and offer attractive business cases for on-site power generation in many industries such as food processing, agricultural and water treatment.
Decentralized natural gas to power solutions are a cleaner alternative to other fossil fuels for continuous off-grid power and with Combined Heat and Power (CHP) offer extremely high efficiencies. Prime power supply or emergency back-up supply running on gas contribute also to a smaller environmental footprint.
Launched in 2018, SustainSolar strives to respond to the needs of emerging markets with clean, turnkey technology suited for various applications that require a decentralized, clean and dependable power supply.
Our containerised, pre-installed solar systems are equipped with top-quality solar PV modules and electronics including lithium-ion batteries and come in three standardized yet adjustable product configurations from small to large to suit a wide range of energy needs. Our production system and assembly facility are geared for once-off and bespoke projects and large-scale rollouts of mini-grids alike.
With growing activities, a good presence on the African continent, an expanding network of partners and the implementation of new projects, SustainSolar is a preferred equipment supplier for mini-grid, off-grid, hybrid fuel saving as well as mobile and rapid deployment solar applications.
Tobias accumulated a wealth of experience in Financial Management and Business Strategy during the 10 years he spent working in Japan and Germany for one of the leading German car and truck manufacturers. He came to South Africa in 2012 as the CFO of one of the largest manufacturing companies in the country. His leadership skills and passion for manufacturing led to his role as CEO in a medium-sized, South African, engine building firm, before founding Sustainable Power Generation in 2016.
Group Operations Director, Head of SustainPower
Prior to joining SustainPower, Ames was Regional Business Development Manager of Sub-Saharan Africa at one of the world's largest oil and gas service companies. With over 12 years of extensive experience in managing projects, involving the maintenance and delivery of large equipment packages, throughout the developing world and qualifications in Diesel and Industrial Technology and Project Management, Ames is a significant contributor to SustainPower's strategy.
Chief Financial Officer
Winston is an experienced Chartered Accountant (CA) with board-level experience in various industries, both in South Africa and internationally. He headed up finance at Richard Branson’s (Virgin Group) largest interest in South Africa, building financial and governance systems into businesses that grew from start-ups to established market leaders. He left Virgin to pursue a career in clean energy, initially in utility-scale renewable energy, then joining the Sustain team in 2020.
Associations & Memberships
The German Chamber of Commerce in South Africa