Xantrex, a leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of advanced power electronic products and systems for the mobile power market, in partnership with Schneider Electric, their parent company, are committed to the reduction of inequalities around the world associated with access to energy. This worldwide initiative has led to the identification of vulnerable communities which well being has been limited by inadequate access to energy.
Through the installation of solar panels, power conversion equipment, and individual lightning systems in each of the 32 homes at Anexo Angola, Schneider Electric and Xantrex played an integral role in the provision of a sustainable, affordable, and reliable environmentally friendly solution for the energy needs of Anexo Angola. This initiative, consistent with our commitment to social responsibility, impacted the lives of residents of Anexo Angola in several other ways. Although this initiative primarily brought electricity to the community, it also allowed residents to enjoy security during the night. Finally, and as proof of the positive effect of this initiative in the community, the installation of solar panels and lightning systems will permit children in the community to study at home – something they could not do prior to the initiative.
Xantrex and Schneider Electric also recognize that the benefits of this initiative should go beyond the installation of equipment for the benefit of the community. As part of this initiative, residents of the community, organized under the name Angolasol, were also invited to be trained and to learn about their solar energy, and about how to use and maintain their new equipment. Empowering of the community, as much as access to energy, propels the development of its residents.
Initiatives like this one demonstrate that access to affordable and reliable energy sources not only have a direct impact in remote and underprivileged communities, but also highlight the fact that renewable energies, such as solar energy, are at the forefront of the fight against worldwide inequalities around access to energy. The partnership model between leaders in solar and mobile power and grassroots organizations, as exemplified above, serves as a successful guide for future initiatives committed to the betterment of communities.
Xantrex™ Technology has been manufacturing quality advanced power electronic products for the commercial, recreational vehicle, marine, automotive, military and consumer markets for more than 25 years. Businesses and individuals in these industries count on Xantrex products to operate electronics and appliances, charge batteries, monitor battery and system performance and much more.
Acquisitions of Heart™ Interface, Statpower™ Technologies and Trace™ Engineering allowed Xantrex to rapidly expand its product portfolio. Today, Xantrex has one of the widest assortments of inverters, inverter/chargers, battery chargers, backup power and accessories for a variety of entry-level to high-end applications. Xantrex also manufactures a comprehensive range of 230 V products for the global markets