"Overseeing the installation of the Powador 39.0 TL3: Anton de Swardt, Divisional Head of Technical, Services and Support with KACO new energy South Africa."
Picture: © KACO new energy GmbH
The French company decided on the robust KACO new energy inverters in order to supply power tothe grid from 138,000 Tenesol type TE 240 modules mounted on uniaxial trackers. So now a total of 900 Powador 39.0 TL3 units ensure maximum harvesting of the sun in both utility plants which are part of the South African Government‘s Independent Power Producers Procurement Program.
The areas surrounding both plants do not really correspond to the pictures of the South African coastline that one knows from travel brochures. Here, further inland it is hot, much drier and therefore very dusty – that’s no picnic for people, cattle or inverters. Whereas the former know how to help themselves with water or Cape wine, a Powador must make do with dry technology: specially-tuned software from the research and development department together with special filters from ebm-pabst, a long-standing partner of the Neckarsulm PV Company in matters relating to cooling.
After accompanying the technical commissioning, KACO new energy South Africa will also be carrying out "Operations and Maintenance" to ensure full power in the new energy era at the Cape.