Solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage systems (ESS) solutions supplier Sungrow has partnered with JCM Power, InfraCo Africa, RINA and Innovate to build Malawi's first utility-scale solar-plus-storage project.
Located in the Dedza district of Malawi, near the town of Golomoti, the 20 MW solar PV and 5 MW/10 MWh energy storage project is set to demonstrate the value of solar PV coupled with energy storage, Sungrow says.
The project will fully adopt Sungrow's one-stop solar-plus-storage medium voltage (MV) solution comprised of a PV inverter, an MV station, all-in-one power conversion system, battery container and energy management system.
Sungrow's PV and storage technologies will be deployed to improve the availability, reliability and quality of Malawi's power supply through its capabilities in providing frequency regulation, voltage regulation, peak shaving and reactive power support.
JCM Power will manage all engineering, procurement and construction activities at the Golomoti project, which is expected to start operations at the end of this year.