- A recently held webianr on how best to design the solar array, the energy storage system (BESS) and the distribution of power of off grid in mini-grid systems on the African continent was a great success.
- The webinar attracted just under 400 registrants from over 15 countries consisting mainly of solar installers, IPP’s, EPC’s and solar mini-grid investors operating on the African continent. link to the full recording HERE
The webinar featured a presentation by Mr Titus Koech, Head of Technical at JinkoSolar Southern Africa. JinkoSolar offers a full turnkey solar mini-grid equipment solution that includes battery energy storage. Gabriel Réchard, Sales Manager – Sub-Saharan Africa, Elum Energy presented their system management solutions. Both presentations were highly relevant to the African context as both have direct, on the ground experience with solar minigrid project devlopment and implimentation in various countries in Africa. The webinar will also featured a very insightfull technical Q&A session which gave participants the opportunity to submit questions directed at the speakers.
Did you miss the Webinar? No Worries, link to the recording HERE
JinkoSolar is the largest solar panel manufacturer in the world in terms of cumulative global shipments boasting accolades for the highest quality and performance. JinkoSolar also offers different Energy Storage System solutions for different application scenarios, helping to improve the power supply structure in Africa.
The Jinko C&I Energy Storage System is designed for community mini-grids which can be customised according to needs on the ground. The system integrates battery, PCS, DC/DC, switch cabinet, fire-fighting equipment, air-conditioner, EMS and etc. The high integration reduces the complex process of the project design, selection and related installation cost.
JinkoSolar promotes DC coupling topology to propose energy storage solution, which is more efficient, less solar curtailment and less installation and system design cost.
Elum Energy is an energy and automation company that supplies monitoring and control solutions for solar standard & hybrid energy systems. Their energy management systems (ePowerControl) are turn-key, plug & play, brand-agnostic, and suitable for solar power generation facilities coupled with diesel generators and/or energy storage. Elum also provides a SCADA platform (cloud based ePowerMonitor or local with ePowerControl SCADA) designed for Asset Managers and O&M teams to report and improve the performance of energy sites through data intelligence. Elum Energy currently has over 500 sites in more that 40 countries equipped with Elum’s solutions.