Monday, 05 October 2020

South African Energy Company exports 1MWh Battery

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Technicians load BlueNova's iESS (intelligent Energy Storage System) onto a truck as it is prepared to be sent to Timibila Nature Reserve in Namibia. The 1MWh battery will form the heart of a solar powered, off grid solution for the reserve.

BlueNova Energy (PTY) Ltd. achieved a national milestone in the energy sector with the company's first international export of its intelligent Energy Storage System (iESS). The containerised energy solution is the culmination of years of development in the lithium-battery sector, with this unit to be installed at Timbila Nature Reserve in Namibia as the heart of an off-grid, solar-powered system.

"We are incredibly excited to achieve this landmark export and support a growing industry in renewable and off-grid technologies in Africa. Many countries suffer from unstable grid supplies and high electricity costs. We competed against three of the leading energy companies in the world for this bid - being a local supplier with local support is what won it for us. The local energy storage sector is increasingly cost-effective, innovative and competitive - benefits to the environment and consumers will only increase." says BlueNova's CEO James Verster.

The Timbila Nature Reserve iESS is fitted with a 250kW inverter and 1000kWh lithium battery, the equivalent of powering almost 80 standard homes for more than 12 hours. It’s export is a milestone for the company, which will produce further units over the next year to combat load-shedding and increasingly onerous electricity tariffs within South Africa and for the export market. Recently partnered with the JSE listed Reunert Group, BlueNova Energy is South Africa’s premiere energy storage solutions company.

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Contact details: Yeshiel Panchia, Marketing Manager, +27 21 205 2000

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BlueNova Energy

We at BlueNova Energy are proud to be South Africa’s premiere energy storage solutions company, servicing both the continent and the world. Supported by a decade of expertise in the field, we provide high-performance, high-quality energy storage solutions to residential, commercial, industrial applications and utility services. In partnership with the JSE listed Reunert Group, we are able to offer turnkey solutions to an even broader market. Our products offer excellent performance at competitive pricing, compatibility with leading inverters and chargers, operate with minimal environmental impact on service life, offer unparalleled safety, and are environmentally friendly. Extensive local and international research coupled with independent testing allows us the confidence to back our products with industry-leading warranties and servicing. Our comprehensive product offerings include batteries for lead-acid replacement in the form of our MPS range for camping and outdoor lifestyle, energy storage systems which incorporate intelligent and remote battery management systems, class-leading server and telecommunications batteries, complete standalone backup solutions in the form of our CPS range, and industrial and utility based solutions in the form of our iESS (intelligent Energy Storage System), which holds the record for the largest battery of its kind on the continent at 1MWh. With electricity tariffs on the rise worldwide, instability in many utility supplies and a growing awareness of the environmental impact of dated energy production, there’s never been a better time to take control of your own energy storage systems. BlueNova - empowering you.