Energy storage technology company redT energy has sold fourteen 40 kWh energy storage units to remote critical communications infrastructure sites across Botswana.
The locations currently have no connection to the grid and will use 11 kW of solar panels per site as the sole form of generation. redT’s units will be used to store a proportion of the solar energy generated during daylight hours for use during the evening.
“This process is known as time shifting and effectively creates 24 hours of solar power, which is cheaper per kilowatt-hour of energy than running a diesel generator offgrid,” explains redT CEO Scott McGregor.
“This represents a sizable commercial order for redT after deploying our initial units in South Africa. Low-cost secure energy, achieved by combining solar with a redT energy storage machine is key to bringing reliable power to Africa,” he adds.
redT, which has an office in South Africa, has already deployed several units in sub-Saharan Africa and views the region as a key future growth market for its products.