Astronergy supplies solar panels for research centre in Uganda

  • Energy Systems Limited (ESL) has designed, installed, and commissioned a 137Kw solar system at Rakai Health Science Program(RHSP) in Uganda.
  • ESL installed PV Modules manufactured by Astronergy, a Tier-1 PV manufacturer leading the industry in N-Type TOPCon cell manufacturing.

Some of the energy produced is consumed directly, while an extra 143kwh is stored in WECO 5k3 XP Dual Voltage lithium batteries as backup power. WECO 5k3 XP batteries are the only batteries on the market that give options to professional installers to configure the ESS in low voltage (48Vdc nominal ) or high voltage up to 750Vdc, with four levels of redundant protection. This system is configured for high voltage DC Energy storage for efficiency purposes. 

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The 3x 50kw highly intuitive Deye hybrid inverters are designed to maximize the energy produced by solar while minimizing the use of grid or diesel generators. An uninterrupted, cost-effective solar system plays a crucial role in ensuring the sustainability of a medical research center that operates critical load 24/7 in the race to prevent the next viral pandemic that could bring the world to its knees once more. 

RHSP was established in 1987 as a collaboration between researchers at Makerere, Columbia, and John Hopkins Universities. It remains one of the best and oldest HIV and AIDS research centers in Africa. African Energy is honored to have played a crucial role in making solar equipment available through its Kampala depot, allowing ESL to implement the project quickly.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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