Wine & Cheese Farm in South Africa

240 kWp
Wine & Cheese Farm in South Africa

Solar diesel integration

The context

  • Product: ePowerControl SD

This wine farm in South Africa requires a stable power supply to maintain service quality despite frequent load shedding episodes. To curtail fuel energy costs, a large rooftop PV plant has been installed.

The primary goal of this project was to reduce fuel consumption and enable self-consumption through PV energy for an industrial building. Elum Energy ePowerControl SD facilitated the integration of a solar plant (consisting of 4 SMA inverters) with an existing diesel genset plant, disconnected from the main incomer during outages. This setup ensures optimal PV production while maintaining the genset at minimum loading.

  • Layout:
    PV: 240 kWp
  • Gensets: 500 kVA

  • Inverters: 2 x SMA
    Gensets: 1
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