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As part of its business strategy, Navitas establishes partnerships with other local and international groups who have track records in the chosen area. We believe that these types of partnerships allow our partners to do what they do best in the South African business environment and gives Navitas the opportunity to fulfill its strategy towards becoming a leading clean tech development and investment company in the region



The Solarpack group is a highly experienced and well-regarded solar PV developer with an international track record of developing solar PV facilities. Headquartered in Getxo, Spain, Solarpack began operations in 2005 and currently has more than 50 employees worldwide.

In Spain, Solarpack has successfully developed seven operational solar PV facilities with a total capacity of 33.5 MW. These facilities utilize equipment from ten different module manufacturers, five different inverter manufacturers and encompass various technology configuration, giving the company a deep understanding of the performance of leading industry vendors. In France, the group has 40 MW of projects under development.

In Chile, the Solarpack group has 176 MW of projects under development. Of these, 9 MW are fully permitted with PPAs currently under negotiation, and another 9 MW are in advanced stages of development. In 2010, Solarpack also entered into a PPA for a 1 MW solar PV plant with CODELCO, the largest copper producer in the world.

 Scheduled for commissioning in late 2011, the Calama Solar 3 project, will be the most productive solar PV plant in the world, featuring a 31% capacity factor, and will be the first grid-parity facility in the world, without relying on subsidies or specific tax benefits for solar energy. In Peru, the Solarpack group signed a 20-year PPA for 80 MW in February 2010 with the Government of Peru for plants expected to enter into commercial operations between June and December 2012. Solarpack will develop these sites and directly sponsor projects totalling 40 MW.

In the US, Solarpack has developed a project portfolio of over 140 MW since early 2009. From Lafayette (California) the company has focused its efforts in developing midsized projects that take advantage of the load capacity present in the existing electrical infrastructure located close to them. Today, the US branch of Solarpack is already realizing the value of its developments by having entered into a development agreement with an important industrial energy partner.


Energy Cybernetics (Pty) Ltd is a Pretoria based energy auditing company who has developed Power Watch™. Power Watch™ allows ECL’s industrial and commercial users to monitor electricity usage on a real-time basis through the use of intelligent metering systems that communicates with ECL’s server in Pretoria. Users can access their consumption data via an internet account on ECL’s Power Watch™ website.

Navitas and ECL have formed MyGreenHouse (Pty) Ltd, a smart grid offering to allow home owners and Section 21 companies to intelligently monitor and manage their electricity consumption.


 


 

Promethium Carbon (Pty) Ltd (Promethium) is in the business of developing and implimenting clean energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation projects under the CDM mechanism. Promethium’s services include; carbon strategy; GHG inventories to establish a company’s carbon footprint; management of the Carbon Disclosure Project process for a number of JSE-listed companies; managing and implimenting carbon credit projects in both the CDM and voluntary markets, as well as assisting companies to become carbon neutral

  

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