“Sunny Days Ahead.“
Solar energy helps power the Philippines.
Established in 2016 in the Philippines, SUNSMART Solar Power Technology Inc. (SunSmart) specializes in the renewable energy industry, focusing on integrated smart solar hybrid power systems. They service a broad range of clients, ranging from residential, commercial, industrial right up to renewal of rural electrification.
With their corporate mission being ‘to create green communities off-the-grid with SunSmart’, they have achieved many firsts in their industry. Among them, being the first to introduce integrated solar power energy, and being the first and only Solar Hybrid readily integrated with smart Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) features. In addition, SunSmart is also the first to viably prove that to live off the grid is possible with their technology.
SunSmart believes that their expanding commercial operations will prove that the use of not just solar power, but innovative solar power systems and solutions, are the way forward. They are the very first company in the country that introduced a Distributorship model due to the mobility, multifunctional and ease of use of their solar power devices.
This business model allowed SunSmart to position distributors within different regions of the Philippines, equipping them with solar technology training and skills, and thus creating opportunity for them to become extended business and service arms of SunSmart in major rural areas. This move proved to be particularly fruitful during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing them localized contact from one island to another in the Philippines.
Having established their Distributorship business model, SunSmart expanded their business focus to another three areas. The first being establishing SunSmart as the main Smart Solar Hybrid PV Systems technology provider in line with Renewable Rural Electrification Development with National Electrification Administration of the Government’s Electric Cooperatives in every rural area, particularly the far-flung and un-energized areas.
Secondly, capitalizing on their integrated, decentralized and scalable mobile solar hybrid power stations to transition every Diesel Power Plant in major off-grid areas where power, water and connectivity is highly sought after, especially during the pandemic.
Finally, using its integrated, decentralized and scalable smart hybrid AIoT systems to serve as an integral infrastructure component for road lighting, environmental and weather sensors, smart CCTV monitoring, audio broadcast, communications and connectivity.
SunSmart has distinguished itself from the other players within the Renewable Energy industry by developing niche products and features. A main feature is that their controller, inverter and battery are fully integrated as a Solar PV System. It is also hybrid in nature, supporting both Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) and can co-generate with any renewable or existing energy sources. Apart from being mobile, portable and multifunctional, their system is also scalable and decentralized.
As a Smart Solar Hybrid System, it is able to provide 24/7 clean, affordable, and continuous power supply even in a totally zero grid area. Being independent and isolated makes it a highly viable investment due to the faster ROI, lower LCOE and higher power generation output. Equipped with Energy Management Systems (EMS) and a readily embedded A.I platform and IOT device, the system is able to function on its own and can be controlled even off site; by the main control center or even with a smart phone.
Part of SunSmart’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program was establishing SunSmart Ngai Che Hon Foundation. Named after the Founder, Chairman and CEO of SunSmart Technology, the foundation’s advocacy is smartly and simply stated in the abbreviated word ‘E.L.E.M.E.N.T.S’ which is an acronym for ‘Elevating Livelihood, Empowering Mankind, Engaging Nature Through Sustainability’.
“As an organization, SUNSMART ticks all the right boxes. Its unique product offers accessible energy to off-grid areas, while its distribution network helps upskill and develop livelihoods. Its commitment to bring power to the impoverished via environmentally sound technology is also laudable.”
Shanggari Balakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer, MORS Group
“Through their business model and values, SunSmart aspires to impact the industry as a Social Enterprise whose team members are not just skilled, mindful, creative and passionate; but equipped with a heart for the business, the people and the environment.”
Dr. Jayanthi Desan, Lead Jury, ACES Awards