Phaesun Off-Grid News - May 2016

Tunisian farmers start using solar milk cooling systems

The project partners of University Hohenheim, Phaesun, Tunisian partner organisations and the project coordinator ICARDA have installed 10 solar driven milk cooling systems at farms around the city of Sidi Bouzid in April.
The milk in this region is normally collected twice a day from the farms with a milk collection truck. For the transport conventional milk cans are normally used and the transport can take more than three hours. Especially in summer times there is a high risk of the development of bacteria, that causes loss of income.
With the solar milk cooling systems every farmer can now cool 60 to 120 liters of milk per day. The systems are based on the Steca PF 166 DC refrigeration box in combination with an adaptive control panel, so that ice blocks can be produced during sunshine hours. The systems are served by a 600 W solar generator and two small batteries. The milk cooling takes place directly after the milking process and during the transport in special milk cans. The milk cans have two walls, so that they are well insulated and the ice blocks can be integrated for cooling. Furthermore the cooling of the "evening milk" is possible over night at the farm for up to 12 hours. After the R&D phase that took place in 2015 at University Hohenheim, the systems are now being tested under real field conditions concerning the improvement of milk quality and acceptance in Tunisia until end of 2017. Please find pictures of the installation works on the Phaesun Facebook Page here.

15 Years phaesunized!
Episode 2009: Online into the future!

It was 15 years ago that the cornerstone for Phaesun was laid in Memmingen in the Allgäu. We use this anniversary year to tell about the Phaesun background and history episode by episode!
With the Phaesun Online Order Platform Phaesun opens the first B-to-B-Onlineshop for solar components in 2009. With this shop product descriptions, data sheets and pictures of more than 3000 Off-Grid products are available online. Registered users can purchase directly via the Online Order Platform. Furthermore Phaesun is continuously extending its product portfolio to focus on even more target areas beside the topic of rural electrification. An important target group that is coming up are traders of the leisure market: solar products for power supply of caravans, mobile homes, boats or camping holidays. The first cooperation with European traders in this sector are growing! Please find pictures of the episode 2009 on the  Phaesun Facebook page here.



Information about products and prices

* Phocos presents new charge controllers *
Phocos extends its portfolio of charge controllers. The new Ecoterm (14 A) is especially designed for small solar systems requiring low-battery disconnect. For bigger solar systems Phocos presents the CXNsolid with special features such as an extraordinary display, programming and safety functions. Please find all Phocos charge controllers on the Phaesun Online Order Platform here.

* Outback MPPT controllers for the lower power range *
Outback has extended the proven FLEXmax MPPT charge controller range. From now on the FLEXmax Micro 30 and FLEXmax Micro 40 for the lower power range are available via the Phaesun Online Order Platform. Please find the complete Outback FLEXmax product range on the Phaesun Online Order Platform here.



Do not miss: Upcoming events!

HydroGaia 2016

25.-26.05 2016, Montpellier, France
Discover innovative technologies and sustainable solutions from the water sector at the Hydrogaia fair in Montpellier. Phaesun will present their expertise in solar water pumping and purification systems.
More information about Hydrogaia please find here.

Intersolar Europe 2016
22.-24.06 2016, Munich/Germany
The international solar trade will meet again for the world’s largest solar trade fair. Photovoltaics, solar thermal energy and solar thermal power systems are the topics that will address expert visitors from all over the world. Phaesun will inform about Off-Grid power supply at the Off-Grid Power Forum at B3.590 in hall B3. Ask our sales team for free tickets. This year we would like to offer a special framework to all Off-Grid interested persons. More info on this special Phaesun side-kick are coming soon! Please find more information about Intersolar  here.