SIEMENS commissioned construction of solar systems with a nominal capacity of 998 kilowatt peak
SOVENTIX SA, a subsidiary of SOVENTIX GmbH, an internationally active project developer and EPC of solar power plants, has completed the construction of a 998.4 kWp photovoltaic plant in Midrand, Johannesburg. The system was built for the South African head office of SIEMENS. A total of 3,072 solar modules were installed and connected to the microgrid using Solar Edge inverter technology. The system was split with a portion of the solution being an east west ballast roof top mount with the bulk of the system being a Schletter B2-carport mount. The modules used on the carport are glass-glass-modules with standard framed modules used in the east-west-system.
Even more exciting to mention is the integration with the SICAM microgrid controller and the SIESTORAGE battery system from SIEMENS in the installation. Both SIEMENS and SOVENTIX SA plan to work together on similar projects in Africa.
“The selected modules and components are optimally adapted to the conditions at the site. We therefore expect to achieve a considerable electricity yield of around 1.7 gigawatt hours in the first year of operation. We are especially pleased that a company such as SIEMENS has entrusted us with the task of using its roof and car port areas to generate clean electricity through Solar PV,” says Jean-Paul de Villiers, Managing Director of SOVENTIX South Africa.