Delivering clean, reliable and optimized energy to base-of-the-pyramid consumers
2019 SEED Low Carbon Award Clean Energy Pretoria, South Africa

Congretype’s business is premised on the optimization of Solar Power generated on rooftops into an aggregated fleet of Virtual Power Plants connected to a fleet of community battery storage systems. The enterprise offers community customers the opportunity to generate their own energy as power producers, consumers and energy storage aggregators.

By harmonizing this form of Community Collective Power, Congretype helps to boost the local economy, increase energy efficiency, reduce grid losses, and increase renewable energy production at local prosumer level.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Congretype creates significant positive developmental impacts in its operating environment and will continue to leverage natural resources like solar energy to deliver crucial societal services to citizens.
  • Improving quality of life for community members, especially women and young girls by making collection of firewood obsolete
  • Providing he access to cleaner, affordable energy to improve gender parity, health indicators and school enrolment of girls
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3,000t CO2 in Phase 1 through the reduction of dependence on traditional fossil fuels, specifically savings in kerosene for lightin

  • Peparing youths for high-paying tech jobs of the future.
  • Allowing electricity defaulters to service their debts as well as ensuring that municipalities are well prepared to provide clean energy



This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Lumeter Networks Inc. addresses energy problems by providing pay-as-you-go metering technology which enables providers to get paid reliably.

Dongping Tai Energy is a comprehensive and high-tech photovoltaic enterprise producing solar home systems.

Raycost Procurement Consultants provides Congretype with solar PV accessories and engery efficiency retrofit supplies.

Abasunguli Training Specialists’ is a consultancy that delivers accredited training and incubation support to the communities that Congretype engages with.

Flaviotouch Battery Storage Systems is a battery storage system provider that shall provide expertise in battery storage systems to Congretype.

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