Installation & Commissioning of Solar Grid-Tied Systems in Juba
07 May 2024

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As concerns about climate change and energy security escalate globally, the demand for renewable energy solutions has soared. Solar power, in particular, has emerged as a frontrunner due to its abundance, sustainability, and scalability.

In Juba, where the sun shines abundantly year-round, electricity infrastructure can be unreliable and costly, solar energy presents a viable alternative.

Aptech Africa Ltd. recognized this opportunity early on and set out to provide innovative solar solutions tailored to the needs of businesses, institutions, and residences in Juba.

Aptech Africa designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a 229.9kWp solar rooftop grid tied system in Juba. The system comprised 415 panels of 550Wp with inverters of 100kW.

The system is divided into two and each system operates independently but synchronized with the existing power supply source to ensure a continuous and reliable power supply to the respective areas of the hotel.

The grid-tied inverters play a crucial role in converting solar power into usable AC power, which can be directly consumed by the loads in the laundry block and accommodation building.

The smart meters provide real- time data on power generation and consumption, allowing for efficient management of the solar power system and ensuring optimal performance.

By integrating solar power with the existing power supply infrastructure, the client can reduce the reliance on conventional energy sources, lower energy costs, and contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly operation.

The system underwent comprehensive testing to ensure optimal performance and synchronization with the existing power supply sources.

By transitioning to solar power, the client contributes to mitigating climate change and reducing their carbon footprint.

The system will provide a reliable source of electricity, complementing the conventional grid and mitigating the impact of power outages or fluctuations, and the client can significantly reduce their electricity bills.