Top 5 Hybrid Energy news (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Minigrids) - September 2015

The September edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” is about two ABB systems, a crowdfunding project, Africa’s biggest solar/diesel hybrid project in Uganda, a hybrid system on a carport and Eaton’s launch of a new hybrid inverter.

Top 1: Two ABB minigrid projects – wind/diesel and solar/diesel hybrid

PowerStore flywheel-based microgrid stabilization for wind/diesel hybrid projet in Kenya:

750 kWh PV/Diesel  hybrid with 380 kWh battery storage in South Africa:;52


Top 2: Crowdfunding for second mobile solar/diesel hybrid container in Mali started

The first container of the German manufacturer Multicon was financed within 90 hours through the platform bettervest. The company Mobile Solarkraftwerke Afrika GmbH & Co. KG has started in the meantime another crowdfunding campaign for a similar solution in Mali on the platform Greenvesting.


Top 3: Africa's biggest Solar Diesel-Hybrid plant finished on Ugandan island:

1.6 MW thermal solar/diesel hybrid plant on Bugala Island is part of Kalangala Infrastructure Service (KIS) projects – supported among others by Uganda Development Corporation (UDC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Infraco Ltd funded mainly by DFID of UK, Ned Bank Capital, Emerging Africa Infrastructural Fund and Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC).


Top 4: Solarcentury to build an 858 kWp solar/diesel hybrid system on carport in Kenya

Solarcentury signed contract to build an 858 kW system at Garden City Mall in Nairobi. The project will be financed under NVI Energy's Solar4Africa program.


Top 5: Eaton has launched a new hybrid solar power inverter

The small and lightweight hybrid inverter targets mainly businesses and residential customers. Power management company has launched it for East African markets.

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