Highmast Solar Lighting Pilot Project for Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality


BEKA Schréder has supplied the solar lighting highmast solution for Stanford Road in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. This installation is the result of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s initiative to keep cables out of the reach of thieves through its highmast solar lighting pilot programme.

BEKA Schréder’s SOLARFLOOD was chosen for this pilot project. 20m high solar highmasts were chosen to combat rampant cable theft and destruction of infrastructure and, furthermore, to be able to provide lighting for the community when there is loadshedding, thus increasing safety and well-being for the community. This is the first solar highmast installation in the Eastern Cape, and a successful pilot project for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

View BEKA Schréder’s video about the installation here:

View the video by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality here, where Councillor Zanele Sikawuti, MMC for Energy & Electricity calls this pilot project a success:

LED Solar Lighting Highmast Solution

The SOLARFLOOD is the solar lighting highmast solution for all area applications. BEKA Schréder’s South-African designed and manufactured solar lighting highmast solution for outdoor open area and rural applications provides a high performing, robust option for off-grid solar lighting requirements. It comes with a warranty of up to 5 years (T’s and C’s apply).

BEKA Schréder’s unique solution ensures that the corrosion-proof glass-reinforced polymer (GRP) box, which houses the energy source (Lithium) and other components, is permanently positioned in the shade, due to the Solar panel array being North facing. This ensures that high temperatures, which are the cause of premature battery ageing, are averted.

The SOLARFLOOD provides a reliable lighting solution with a high Ingress Protection level (IP 66) that withstands high ambient temperatures. It is a sustainable off-grid performer with a superior lumen/watt ratio. BEKA Schréder’s high-performing optics allow for mounting of up to 20m, providing high-quality light where it is needed.

The photovoltaic energy conversion is optimized by highly efficient Monocrystalline solar module technology. This, in conjunction with our Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charging system and our lithium energy storage technology, provides a state-of-the-art quality system, offering the required system autonomy and providing a long-lasting solution to operate in any of our very challenging African environmental conditions.

Local manufacturing company

BEKA Schréder develops and manufactures sustainable and energy-efficient LED lighting products in South Africa, designed and suitable for local conditions.

We are very proud to be associated with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in providing a successful LED solar lighting highmast solution for this project.



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