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Phocos Any-Grid Hybrid Inverter Launched in Zimbabwe

Samansco Industries officially launched the Phocos Any-Grid Hybrid Inverter at an event hosted at Zimbabwe’s premier dining and events venue, Amanzi Restaurant. Samansco Industries is the local Premium Partner of Phocos, a leading German solar equipment and component supplier. The launch event was attended by German Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Dr. Thorsten Hutter, along with the local solar installer community.

Speaking at the gala event, Samansco CEO Nyasha Bamhare stated “The Phocos Any-Grid Hybrid Inverter is the fastest selling product the company has launched in its entire 37-year history. When we first saw the Any-Grid Inverter in Munich during the Intersolar Conference in May 2019, it took my business partner and I less than five minutes to decide this was a product that could transform the market for solar inverters in Africa. From its sleek, industrial design to unparalleled technical capacity, we had never seen a product with this capacity and price point that had the potential to be a mass market game changer.” Nayasha continued, “In a region suffering from acute power shortages, the Phocos Any-Grid – a true hybrid solar inverter – has the capacity to provide electricity when needed and also to save the consumer money through its smart hybrid technology. The fact that this can be done at a price point that is unmatched for this level of technology and quality is a testament to German engineering.”

German Ambassador to Zimbabwe Dr. Thorsten Hutter stated, “Climate change underlines the importance of solar energy as one source of energy that will help reduce CO2 emissions. Germany is committed to renewable energy in all its forms, be it biodegradable, hydro, wind, or solar. We strongly believe that every country needs to find its own best renewable energy source. Germany’s commitment to solar energy has led to broad-based support for the solar industry in Germany and the production of truly innovative products in solar energy. German companies are amongst the most innovative companies in the world. German engineering is world famous, but what is truly outstanding is our strong combination of research and development. This has made German companies world leaders in solar energy. The energy crisis in Zimbabwe highlights the importance of solar energy. It is tried and tested technology that will support economic growth in Zimbabwe.”

Phocos Regional Director of Sales for Africa and the Middle East Alex Hofmeyr commended Samansco for the tremendous effort they have made in establishing the Phocos Any-Grid Hybrid Inverter as the solar inverter of choice in the short time since the product became available on the world market. “In just six short months, it’s amazing to see the enthusiasm for the Phocos product here in Zimbabwe. This is truly a testament to the leading position Samansco has in the market. They have earned the trust and confidence of 500 plus local installers and retailers. Phocos is immensely proud to have Samansco as our exclusive distribution partner in Zimbabwe.” In conclusion, he added, “We are committed to helping the country meet their energy needs with what we believe to be the most advanced, true hybrid solar inverter available on the market with the Phocos Any-Grid Hybrid Inverter.”

About Phocos AG
Phocos Group is a global company that designs, manufactures, and supplies world-class solutions for energy production, storage and conservation to enable universal access to reliable energy. Our international team of highly experienced, passionate professionals is based on five continents. This dynamic group leverages over a hundred years of market expertise to ensure the reliable and cost effective deployment of power supply solutions exceed our customer’s expectations. Our goal is to make reliable energy access possible anywhere, anytime, and for any income level. We are headquartered in Ulm, Germany, with three fully owned subsidiaries and sales offices located in the U.S., China, and India.

About Samansco
Samansco is one of Africa’s leading solar energy distributors and systems integrator with an installed user base of over 55,000 systems in 17 countries across Africa since 1982. As a leading wholesale distributor for the global leaders in renewable energy, it’s products are distributed across Southern and Central Africa by more than 1,200 solar installers and retailers. For more information, contact Samantha John (

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