Intersolar Award 2016 goes to Schneider Electric solar off-grid project in rural Nigeria

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This year the Intersolar Award included a new category of Outstanding Solar Projects to recognize projects from around the world that make an exceptional contribution to driving forward the energy transition.

The winning project under the Outstanding category brought solar power and storage to 172 schools and 11 public health centers in the State of Lagos, in rural Nigeria.  We are honored to be recognized for our contribution to education, health and the overall standard of living in rural Nigeria.

What makes this project worthy of an award?

The Intersolar Europe jury was convinced by this project’s immense social impact. Technology, process, competency and fund-sourcing were combined to create a sustainable, plug and play system. It also proves that the technological solution with the Conext™ XW+ battery-based inverter solution pays off, and can stabilize security of supply in rural isolated areas. The technological innovation was to build a solution framework that was scalable, flexible, easy to deploy and maintain in the future.

The Lagos Solar project delivered 4.59 MW of sustainable solar power and the project was completed with the installation of 183 sites in only 8 months. Schneider Electric’s Conext XW+ battery-based inverters with the Conext Insight online monitoring was selected as the most reliable and robust technology for this off-grid project.

“Conext XW+ models were selected for this project because of their long-term record of reliability in Nigeria’s rugged market, as well their patented technology to improve battery life in a solar and storage system”, Lincoln Dahl – Principal of African Energy, one of our partners involved in the project.

Read our full case study to discover how Lagos is setting an electrifying example of how sustainable solar power is changing lives at this very moment. Reliable access to clean power is no longer a dream, and this project has paved the way towards a model of sustainability for the rest of Africa to follow.

Do you want to learn more about the project?

Watch the Video about Intersolar Award 2016 or learn more from the Press Release.

Video credits “Schneider Electric Makes the future Brighter” – Microsoft Cloud Platform. Read the full story here.


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