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Standard Association of Zimbabwe becomes energy independent

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  • Harare
  • Zimbabwe
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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 photovoltaic system

The photovoltaic system is connected to a battery storage unit Usable capacity: 200 kilowatt-hours (kWh) Technical experts of IBC SOLAR Germany and South Africa contributed additional technical support The PV plant was planned and installed as a collaborative project between Cool Solar, an IBC SOLAR Premium Partner based in Harare, and RED Engineering from neighbouring South Africa. Technical experts of IBC SOLAR Germany and South Africa contributed additional technical support. Rather than putting solar modules on the roof of the SAZ building, the PV professionals chose to construct two carports in the staff parking area and installing the modules there. The new system significantly improves SAZ’s energy supply security— computers, printers, lights, air conditioners and refrigeration units now have a reliable source of energy and can be disconnected from the unstable public power grid and protected against grid power surges. New System significantly improves SAZ’s energy supply security Energy shortages are a massive problem in Zimbabwe, multiple outages per day are a common occurrence. Most of the country’s power is generated by burning wood and coal. Renewable energies only play a minor role, solar power represents a mere one percent of Zimbabwe’s energy supply. Considering how much sun the country enjoys, it is logical to expand the usage of photovoltaics there as much as possible, in order to electrify remote areas and help stabilise power supplies in urban agglomeration. Feeding solar power into the poorly developed public power grid is not permitted, so self-consumption systems would be the method of choice. The government is indirectly promoting solar energy’s expansion by exempting imported PV components from customs duties. WE EMPOWER YOUR BUSINESS PLEASE TALK WITH US 1 2 3 YOU NEED HELP? We help you to get your project started. PLEASE SEND US AN E-MAIL. Phone: + 49 (0) 9573 9224 487 Email: Get-Technical-Support@ibc-solar.com DO YOU REQUIRE MORE INFORMATION? www.ibc-solar.com 9001400117 As of: 2019-02 IBC SOLAR AG | Am Hochgericht 10, 96231 Bad Staffelstein, Germany | Phone +49 (0) 9573-92 24 0 | Fax +49 (0) 9573-92 24 111 | info@ibc-solar.com | www.ibc-solar.com

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