DONAUER wins contract for Africa's largest rooftop photovoltaic system – with integration into the existing diesel and electricity grid

Windhoek - In a bid to significantly reduce its own energy prices, Namibia's largest brewery, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) is relying on a photovoltaic system for its own industrial consumption. Integrating the 1 MWp rooftop PV system into the existing electricity grid with diesel generator will be made possible in the first place through D:Hybrid Energy Management from Donauer in Gilching, Germany. Due to the high energy costs in Namibia the return on investment for this system is given in a very short period of time. Energy procurement costs when operating on the public network will be reduced and more fuel-efficient operation will be ensured during backup operation together with the diesel generator. In each case, the renewable energy produced is consumed directly in Namibia Breweries´ production and guarantees the company permanently low energy costs. Project Developer is the Namibian solar specialist O&L Energy, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies.

Donauer won out over the competition thanks to the convincing technical concept of its D:Hybrid system, thus setting another milestone for expansion in the international projects sector. As a pioneer, Donauer has specialised in the integration of photovoltaic systems into existing diesel networks, thus setting standards for a future-orientated energy supply concept. The focus is always on reducing operating costs while guaranteeing a reliable power supply. Our services range from small hybrid systems, starting from 100 kVA, to large-scale industrial plants.

Following the successful installation of the last diesel/photovoltaic hybrid plant in Haiti, DONAUER is continuing to pursues its recipe for success and impressing once again with its D:Hybrid Energy Management. The innovative solution provider is steering internal industrial consumption in a forward-looking direction. There is huge demand worldwide for Donauer diesel/PV systems due to the significant savings in operating costs, the resulting economic appeal and, last but not least, the enormous reduction in CO2.

Source: Donauer Solartechnik

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