Tsumkwe, a small village in Northern Namibia, is now receiving its first, around-the-clock electricity supply in three years thanks to a hybrid PV system completed by juwi Solar. The 200kW system, consisting of a 1MW battery storage unit and three integrated diesel generators, is one of Africa’s largest off-grid solar systems. juwi Solar, in partnership with its regional partner, Alternative Energy Systems, built the system in six weeks using 918 polycrystalline solar modules. The Tsumkwe Energy Project was planned and managed by the Desert Research Foundation Namibia and will be operated by NamPower. The plant will be monitored by a juwi-designed control system that can direct the SMA battery inverters and the regulation of the generator.
Site Size: undisclosed
Equipment: 918 polycrystalline modules, SMA inverters
Construction Timetable: - August 2011