Namibia´s largest PV-plus-storage system is attracting attention – not just in Africa.
Energy journalist Marian Willuhn covered the news for pv-magazine.com. Willuhn, who edits the international version of pv magazine, wrote that „the solar array will have a system rating of 150 kW and the connected battery storage system – provided by QINOUS – a 332 kWh capacity.“ The system will power Chobe Water Villas, a luxurious lodge complex, owned and operated by O&L Leisure Hotels & Lodges. According to Willuhn „the PV-storage system will be owned and operated by Cronimet as an independent power producer… And the EPC says there is rising interest for such applications, after it installed similar systems in remote hotels“.
Other trade journals also reported the installation of Namibia´s largest PV-plus-storage system and particularly mentioned the QINOUS 332 kWh device. Amongst them were the Germany-based ees international and the Kenya-based Construction Review. The latter took the opportunity to draw a broader picture: „Despite favorable solar irradiation, the Namibian solar market is yet to take off. … In 2016, 68% of Namibia’s electricity supply was imported, primarily from neighboring South Africa.