09Apr/20

Ugandan Companies Providing Solar Water Solutions

Aptech Africa Ltd, a solar energy and water pumping company headquartered in Kampala, Uganda, recently designed, built and installed a 59 KW solar powered water pumping project in Kikuube District, Uganda. This Lutheran World Federation funded project, incorporated a Grundfos water pump and inverter with Soleil Power panels.

This system has the capacity to pump 32,000 liters of water per hour, and has two 218,000 liter tanks that deliver water 3.8 kilometers to service 25,000 people within the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement.

Water Access for Refugee Settlements
Kyangwali Refugee Settlement was founded in the 1960’s and is home to over 109,000 people who have fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thanks to this solar powered water pumping system, 25,000 people are now able to access water through 25 distribution points with 4 taps each. This will reduce long queues and the time and energy taken to access water. The system especially impacts women and children who traditionally bear the burden of fetching water for households.

Solar Powered Water Pumping as an Alternative for Diesel Pumps
Solar powered water pumping systems are virtually maintenance free, and with the reduced running time of diesel generators, this system will have a speedy payback time. Each liter of diesel fuel releases 2.68 kg of carbon into the atmosphere, so this system helps to protect the environment from harmful carbon emissions. Solar powered water pumping systems make financial sense for off-grid operations and have been implemented all across Africa as an environmentally friendly solution for pumping water.

Aptech Africa has offices in Uganda, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. It is working with local governments and NGOs to make sure that solar powered water pumping is part of the solution for addressing Africa’s water crisis.

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09Apr/20

African Energy Solutions for Africa

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

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27Mar/20

Aptech Africa Ltd identified in the London Stock Exchange

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.

24Mar/20

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.

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24Mar/20

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.

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