PUMA SERVICE STATION, NAMIBIA
Canadian Solar provides solar modules to the first service station in Namibia to go solar
Canadian Solar modules were used to complete a grid-tied 50 kWp rooftop system at the Puma Service station on Bach Street, Windhoek, Namibia. The system was developed by Sedgeley Energy, a firm that specializes in developing fully-financed rooftop solar energy plants throughout Namibia. Sedgeley Energy offers unique financing solutions and power purchasing contracts that are tailored to each client's requirements.
This 50 kWp rooftop system is comprised of 152 Canadian Solar CS6X-P 320 Watt modules, producing an annual output of over 90,000 kWh. The system was installed on a PPA basis where the service station only pays for the power produced by the system and assumes ownership at the end of the contract term. This site is a pilot project within the Puma Energy group, and forms part of a national environmental impact reduction strategy, with more service stations to follow suit. Puma on Bach Street is the first stand-alone service station in Namibia to adopt large-scale solar PV.
"Canadian Solar panels have great temperature tolerances and perform well in harsh Namibian climate." Stuart Batchelor, Technical Director at Sedgeley Energy