BUSINESS PLATFORMS - P0WER, INDUSTRIAL AND WATER
SOLVING THE POWER SUPPLY CHALLENGE
Wade Walker Solar continues its commitment to delivering
green energy solutions for its clients.
In its drive for energy security, the Aug Behrens shopping centre in Rustenburg, South Africa, was fitted with a micro-grid solar photovoltaic (“PV”) system.
The Aug Behrens installation is a 300kW solar PV hybrid system. The system was integrated with a pre-existing 156kWp grid-tie solar system and an additional 342kWp of solar PV installed to offset the daytime consumption of the shopping centre.
The Battery Energy Storage System (“BESS”) design provides energy security with no interruptions to power supply in the event of loadshedding and provides an attractive return on investment during the lifetime of the system. Electricity cost savings are made possible by means of energy arbitrage with the BESS and daily PV production during active sun hours.
Comments Heinrick van Niekerk, technical director Wade Walker Solar, “These micro-grid systems, which are now being funded by banks, will become increasingly popular with the power supply challenges we are currently experiencing.”