Energy storage units for Botswana

September 27th, 2017, Published in Articles: Energize

UK energy storage company RedT Energy has sold 14 of its 40 kWh modules to an unnamed Botswana-based customer for use at communications infrastructure sites across the country. The company’s CEO,  Scott McGregor, says that this sale represents a sizable commercial order for the company after deploying its initial units in South Africa. NcGregor says he sees sub-Saharan Africa as a key growth market. The company’s energy storage systems are based on vanadium redox flow technology. The 14 units it will supply in Botswana will be installed in remote locations without grid connection and will be coupled to a 11 kW solar array at each site. The storage units will time-shift the solar generation, ensuring 24-hour power supply, which is cheaper than off-grid diesel generator off-grid, the company says. McGregor says this technology was selected because of its long service life, low maintenance needs and ability to operate in challenging sites such as these, where conventional lead-acid and lithium batteries which have been used before, have experienced critical failure.

Contact Joe Worthington, RedT Energy, press@redtenergy.com

 

 

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