Siemens launched a one of a kind, end-to-end Distributed Energy System (DES) as a solution to tackle Africa’s energy transition, at its headquarters in Midrand, Johannesburg. The launch took place after an interactive discussion between Sabine Dall’Omo, Siemens CEO for Southern and Eastern Africa and media partner CNBC Africa as well key industry players, around the role that Distributed Energy Systems plays in Africa's energy transition.
The system is built around a 1 MW PV-solar plant strategically positioned throughout the Siemens Park campus that takes full advantage of the African sun. Captured solar power is then integrated into the SICAM Microgrid controller. Excess energy is then stored in a 140KWh SIESTORAGE installation with the entire system monitored, visualized and controlled via the IoT (Internet of Things) energy platform.
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