SMA delivered four MV Power Station and 50 Sunny String Monitor in the first PV power plant in East Africa. The PV power plant - built in the shape of the African continent - is situated about 60 kilometers east of the Rwandan capital Kigali. It is located on the site of the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, a village for orphans run by an Israeli organization.
The 8,5 MW PV plant with an annual yield of about 15,500 MWh has been constructed by the Norwegian company Scatec. It boosts Rwandan electric generation capacity by about six percent. Before the construction of the PV plant SMA experts met with Rwandan representatives of utility companies to discuss local challenges for example the weak grid infrastructure.
Planning and Realisation
Polycristalline Modules from BYD
4 SMA Medium Voltage Power Station 1600 SC with 2 Sunny Central 800CP inverters each
50 SMA Sunny String Monitor