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juwi solar PV system powers Namibian town

juwi Solar GmbH has installed a 200 kW off-grid hybrid solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Tsumkwe in Northern Namibia.

By Kari Williamson

The hybrid solar PV system consists of 918 polycrystalline solar PV modules, 1 MW battery storage and three integrated diesel generators.

“We have set a standard with this plant that we would like to transfer to other African projects,” says Fabian Jochem, Head of Off-Grid Power Supply at juwi.

The hybrid solar PV system powers Tsumkwe's hospital ward, water supply, street lighting, police station, radio station, the mobile network and 100 households.

The plant is being operated by the local power company NamPower.

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