Solar Energy Project South Sudan

06 Nov, 2015

Mode Electrical has been engaged to design, construct and install a complete power system for a rural hospital in South Sudan.

Containerised power system construction

Containerised power system construction

Solar Power Station for Africa

Solar Power Station for Africa

A $300,000 budget will provide a system to support current basic facilities and planned expansion including X-ray, reliable laboratory testing, blood transfusion, monitoring equipment for over 30,000 inpatient visits, ongoing care for 2000 HIV/Aids clients and 3000 in patients half under five years of age.

The formal scoping planning started in 2014 with a systematic review of the current and planned equipment used at the hospital. From this data a system was designed to provide sufficient power for current and future development of the Hospital facilities.

Mode Electrical has had experience working in South Sudan constructingĀ an award winning project in 2013 for a containerised power system for a different hospital in the area. More information about this project can be found here

The construction and pre commissioning stage of the project is now complete with shipping containers on the way to the site. Installation of the solar array and final power up of the system is planned for January 2016.

Loading the container with site equipment

Loading the container with site equipment

The system comprises for a 40kWp solar array mounted on the ground (144 panels) a 100kWh of usable battery storage, backup diesel generator, SMA inverter/chargers, and remote monitoring and control equipment.

Below is drawing of what the finish system will look like complete with vented generator shed, power station and ground mounted solar array.

Solar Power Station

Solar Power Station