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African rooftop project takes off

African rooftop project takes off

Aug 18, 2013

CNPV Solar Power SA, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, has confirmed their 1,1MWp supply into the First Largest Rooftop Project on the African Continent.

Commercial entities within Namibia have to contend with high energy pricing, to the extent that they frequently supplement the existing grid supply with their own diesel generators.

CNPV’s total photovoltaic systems value competitiveness is now making their solar PV solutions the primary choice when selecting new and additional power sources. But what to do when consumers need to mix the technologies?

Enter Donauer from Germany and their D:Hybrid System – an integrated energy management solution that sets standards for a future orientated energy supply concept focused on reducing energy procurement costs and guaranteeing a reliable power supply.

Donauer have recently been awarded the 1MWp solar PV integration project with on-roof mounting at Namibia’s largest brewery, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), and their only choice of supplier for this premier project was CNPV.

“Our techno-commercial model is finely tuned to offer the client bottom line benefits, and the credible demonstration of deliverables comes from the ability to provide ‘hands on’ evidence of ‘more for less’,” says Benedikt Bohm.

“Our continued choice of CNPV is based upon their ability to outstrip all other comparative PV suppliers’ performance on all of the criteria that matter, such as energy yield, efficiency and reliability.

“The CNPV-250P polycrystalline module totally compliments our requirements and facilitates our ability to push technological boundaries cost competitively, while ensuring that longevity and yields of the fundamental elements are unchallenged.”

CNPV’s chief operations officer and CTO, Bypina Veerraju Chaudary, was jubilant with Donauer’s success.

“It’s always exciting to be involved in pioneering projects, particularly when they are driven by visionary personnel. Not only have Donauer identified a new opportunity, created a viable solution and justified its acceptance with facts, they continue to expand their international credibility, provide regional solutions and enlarge their geographical footprint when others are contracting.

“We are totally honoured to participate in their strategy and equally enthusiastic about further developments from both our Companies that will add to the revenues our clients can achieve.”

With the introduction of the hybrid solar PV-diesel solution, NBL’s energy consumption costs will be significantly reduced, with the total system paying back in the shortest period of time.

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