New Southern Energy (NSE) is a South-African based leading full-service renewable energy provider for distributed energy projects throughout Africa. Since 2014, a 100 kWp PV system planned and installed by NSE helps the five-star resort andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge in Botswana to save 100,000 liters of Diesel per year.
The solar system consists of Yingli 240Wp modules, SMA PV inverters and battery inverters. The consumption of Diesel fuel is reduced significantly since power is provided by the PV plant. Even during the night, PV energy from the batteries can supply the lodge with clean energy. SMA Multicluster System with Sunny Island was the obvious choice for this system due to the reliability of the products given the remote location in Botswana.
Botswana – Okavango Delta
Torrential downpours, excessive heat, harsh logistics
Installed PV power
Annual energy yield
Reduction in CO2
Annual diesel savings