Aptech Africa, a prominent player in the renewable energy sector, has successfully installed 26MWp of solar panels in Juba, South Sudan, as part of a self-financed project by Ezra Construction Company. The installation, carried out in two phases of 13MWp each, is integrated with 30MW of diesel generators to create a reliable and cost-effective power supply.
The solar power plant utilizes high-efficiency Ulica Solar Panels, including 540Wp modules in Phase I and 545Wp models in Phase II. A total of 108 Huawei inverters with a capacity of 200KTL are employed, and the installation is divided into four Smart Transformer Stations (STS) with a capacity of 6.5 MVA each.
One of the key features of this project is its remote monitoring capability through Huawei Fusion Solar, which enables real-time monitoring of power generation, fault detection, and efficient management of the entire power plant.
Before the solar system’s implementation, Juba faced severe load-shedding issues due to maintenance problems with the existing diesel generation system. The solar plant now operates in conjunction with the diesel plant, supplying approximately 70% of the power during daylight hours, significantly reducing energy demand, and alleviating load-shedding problems.
This 26MWp solar power plant not only enhances energy reliability but also contributes to reducing carbon emissions by preventing approximately 9,600 Kg of CO2 emissions per day. It is expected to provide electricity to over 525,000 people in Juba, benefitting hospitals, schools, businesses, and the overall socio-economic development of the city.
Ezra Construction’s self-financed initiative aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals 7 (Affordable Access to Clean Energy) and 13 (Climate Action), making this project a significant step towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy future for South Sudan.