The Grove Mall of Namibia turns to Solar PV

EE Publishers Shares Our Solar Story On The Grove Mall Of Namibia

The Grove Mall of Namibia is the country’s retail golden child. Not only is it the country’s first regional mall, but also the largest shopping centre in the country, spanning a massive 52 089 m² of rental area. Located in Kleine Kuppe in Windhoek (which is just 5 km from Eros Airport), the precinct boasts a hotel, medical facility, movie theatre, health and fitness centre, as well as multiple shops and restaurants, all of which consume considerable energy from the national grid.

Sustainable Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd was asked to provide a clean energy solution for Atterbury’s mall operations, which included the design, supply, installation, commissioning, and operation of a 2816 kWp grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on the 18 000 m² roof.

Construction began late in April 2018 and was divided into four phases due to the sheer expanse of the mall. Each of the ten roofs of the mall were used for the installation of the solar PV arrays, with four feed-in points into the mall’s low-voltage distribution network. From project mobilization and procurement, to the logistics and delivery of materials and equipment to site, the complete mechanical construction and electrical works, right up until the final commissioning and handover, the project took a just five months to complete….

 

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