Installation of Containerized Off-Grid PV Systems in the Otjozondjupa Region
Ministry of Mines and Energy Date: 2015
Three localities in the Otjozondjupa region where successfully electrified by means of Off-Grid PV containers. The system sizes varied from 6kW, 12kW to 25kW of PV power. PV modules where installed on roofs of nearby houses, batteries, inverter/charger and switchgear are located in our proven design of prefabricated containers to keep the components cool, even in the hottest of climates.
The system is an AC coupled PV system with SMA Sunny Island (SI 8.0) inverter and SunnyBoys of various sizes. Communication between all components is based on a wireless RS485 solution from Phoenix Contact with a distance covered of 1.5km.
Sites that were electrified in the Otjozondjupa region are:
- Rooidag Hek