Norway’s Scatec Solar ASA (OSL:SSO) has commissioned a solar-plus-storage system for the Humanitarian Hub in Malakal, South Sudan, it announced today.

The solar array has a power generation capacity of 700 kWp, while the on-site battery can store 1,368 kWh. The system is a hybrid one as it is connected to existing diesel generators.

With the new installation, the hub, which is managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), will be able to cover at least 80% of its electricity consumption with solar power.

“This is our second hybrid project for a United Nations (UN) organisation in South Sudan, and with a third project to be completed for UNMISS in the next few weeks, we are reinforcing our support of the United Nations in their quest to reduce their use of fossil fuels,” said CEO Raymond Carlsen.

Scatec noted that the project is provided through a flexible energy supply agreement.


Source: Renewables Now