Case study: battery-maker HOPPECKE brings solar-powered electricity to remote areas of Madagascar
Up to 20,000 people in rural Madagascar are seeing their quality of life improved by reliable power delivered to their homes around the clock supported by lead batteries. The project has been promoting and developing access to electricity from renewable energy sources to improve the living conditions and the income of rural populations in Africa and South East Asia. This project is powering two villages, located about 30 km from the nearest electricity grid, using solar generated power, replacing candles and petroleum lamps.
Working with Asantys Systems GmbH and HOPPECKE Batterien, energy is supplied by a photovoltaic power plant and distributed via a local grid. Asantys Systems GmbH, a German systems integrator and long-standing partner of HOPPECKE, delivered and installed the entire systems consisting of PV modules inverters and batteries.
This system utilises the HOPPECKE sun | power VL 4700 (lead) battery in combination with the sun | air electrolyte circulation system. This guarantees a sustainable and reliable power supply around the clock. The electricity generated from these renewable energy sources powers almost 250 households. Around 20,000 people in the communities and their surroundings are benefitting from the project which supports improved health care systems, education and community services.
Read more about this project here.
Originally published in HOPPECKE Verbinder.