Aptech Africa recently designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a hybrid solar system for an office in Burundi. The system is composed of roof mounted 40kWp of solar panes and 80kWh of lithium-ion batteries. The system is hybrid integrated with the country’s main grid and a generator for back up. The system was installed using the integrated system of Alpha ESS of inverter and batteries.
Its also integrated with a remote monitoring system which helps us to collect daily information regarding solar power generated, solar power consumed, battery capacity, grid consumed and other sources of power used.
The system is providing energy to our client’s country office located in Bujumbura city, Burundi. The office was previously using the main grid as the source of power but because of the instability from time to time the critical loads would be cut off.
The new system has been installed with the goal to decrease the client’s carbon foot print, reduce on the high expenses of diesel generator back up, to create a reliable power supply given the unstable national grid in the area and to showcase solar hybrid solutions within the country for other projects.