Standard Association of Zimbabwe becomes energy independent Harare, Zimbabwe IBC SOLAR South Africa, subsidiary of the German system provider for photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage, has commissioned a 194 kilowatt peak system with battery storage in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. The flagship project was ordered by the Standard Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ), that will be using the PV system to provide an uninterrupted, environmentally friendly power supply to its central administration building. The Standard Association of Zimbabwe, a non-profit organisation, commissioned the project in early summer 2018, allowing it to supply its own energy needs through solar power. The photovoltaic system has a nominal capacity of 194 kilowatts peak (kWp) and is connected to a battery storage unit with a usable capacity of 200 kilowatt-hours (kWh). Approximately 720 IBC PolySol 270 Wp polycrystalline solar modules will be producing around 300,000 kWh of solar energy per year, which is calculated to meet 75 percent of the building’s energy needs. The additional battery storage unit will ensure that the SAZ administrative building can access power even in the event of a blackout or in times of low solar irradiation. The system will save 270 tonnes of CO2 annually, helping protect the climate and the environment. System information v Location: Carport roofs of SAZ building in Harare v PV capacity: 194 kWp v Storage capacity: 200 kWh v Modules: 720 IBC PolySol 270 Wp v Customer: SAZ, Zimbabwe v Installer: Collaborative project between Cool Solar and RED Engineering, SA
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