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Aptech Africa, a solar energy and water solution specialist, recently successfully designed, built and installed the first off-grid solar-battery-hybrid power system in South Sudan. This USAID funded project, developed by AECOM International, incorporated a one-of-a-kind containerized PV storage solution by SustainSolar.

In record time, Aptech Africa planned, installed and commissioned the 79kWp ground-mounted solar power system which feeds the 125kWh lithium-ion SustainSolar storage system.

Sustainable Power Generation from Cape Town, South Africa, built and delivered its pre-installed, temperature controlled, rugged SustainSolar 20ft container equipped with SMA solar and battery inverters and BYD batteries. This turn-key solution helped to reduce the installation time on site and ensures a safe and tamper-proof operation of this world-class energy management and storage system.

Power to popular radio station

Thanks to the new solar-powered battery system, Eye Radio, a leading radio station in South Sudan’s capital Juba, with engineering support from AECOM International, is no longer dependent on its old diesel generators as its primary power supply, which is now only being used as a backup.

Renewable energy that pays for itself

With the significantly reduced running time of the diesel gensets, the fuel savings alone will lead to a speedy payback of the hybrid-storage system. This also serves as proof of concept that solar and battery systems not only offer a sustainable renewable energy solution, but also make financial sense for most diesel-powered off-grid operations that are so frequently found across Africa, and elsewhere.

Aptech Africa – with their headquarters based in Uganda and representations in six further African countries – and SustainSolar will foster this new partnership, and discussions are already underway regarding additional sustainable energy projects into Africa.

To contact Aptech Africa Ltd
Email: laura@aptechafrica.com
Tel: +256779135317
Website: www.aptechafrica.com

Aptech Africa Ltd has been identified in the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘Companies to Inspire Africa 2019’ report

The 2019 report identifies a new cohort of fast-growing and dynamic private businesses across Africa

To be included in the list, companies need to be privately held and show an excellent rate of growth and potential to power African development.

The report was produced in partnership with African Development Bank Group, CDC Group, PWC and Asoko Insight.

GIZ Minigrid Workshop

Aptech Africa attended the GIZ Minigrid Workshop in October. This workshop outlined Uganda policies regarding minigrids as well as the GIZ project to create 25 minigrids in Uganda.

SOBA Closing Conference

Aptech Africa exhibited at the SOBA Closing Conference in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This conference outlines all the milestones that Sierra Leone has reached on its way to increasing renewable energy connections throughout the country.

Village Energy Pump Workshop

Aptech Africa hosted a water pump workshop with Village Energy in October. Aptech Africa’s pump will be available in Village Energy’s distribution centers in 13 locations across Uganda.

Climate Change Symposium

Aptech Africa exhibited at the Climate Change Symposium in Kampala, Uganda in October. Groups gathered to discuss action plans for tackling problems related to climate change.

Belgium Delegation to Uganda

Aptech Africa attended the conference for business to business meetings with the Belgium Delegation to Uganda.

UNCDF Conference

Aptech Africa participated in the UNCDF ‘Powering Africa’ conference to discuss new ideas revolving around digital financing solutions for renewable energy programs design to accelerate Uganda’s agriculture sector.

Private Sector Energy Forum

Aptech Africa displayed their products at the Private Sector Energy Forum in Kampala, Uganda in December 2017.

Arua Water Innovations Workshop

Aptech Africa with UNHCR hosted the Water Committee in Arua, Uganda in a workshop that introduced innovation solutions for providing water in Uganda’s refugee camps.

Aptech Africa’s Sierra Leone Office One Year Anniversary

Aptech Africa’s Sierra Leone Office celebrates its  One Year Anniversary on October 18th, 2017 with stakeholders in Freetown.

Aptech Africa Uganda participation in Uganda Energy Week 2017

Aptech Africa Uganda participated in the Uganda Energy Week 2017 in Lugogo.

Aptech Africa Exhibits at the Jinja Trade Show

Aptech Africa staff exhibited their water solar water pump technology at the Jinja Trade show in Uganda in July. Attendants of the trade show were able to see a demonstration system that combined solar powered water pumps with drip irrigation.

Happy Farmer’s Exhibition, Kampala.

Aptech Africa staff featured our solar powered water pumps at the Happy Farmers Exhibition at the National Crop Research Institute, Namulengo, Uganda.

Workshop on Innovation Water Solutions for South Sudan

Aptech Africa conducted a workshop in partnership with DAB and Grundfos to introduce the newest innovations in technology involving water purification and distribution. Participants received technical information on the newest technology from DAB, including the E.SYbox, and the newest systems from Grundfos including AQTAP and AQPURE. Aptech is introducing these technologies to South Sudan to address the crisis of water shortages in the region. This event was held on June 29th in Juba, and NGOs from across the country attended.