Hybrid Energy Supply of East Africas Largest Salt Factory

From on February 16, 2017 in Category Technology with 2 Comments

Krystalline Salt’s factory is supplied by 25% of solar energy in grid parallel and in diesel mode. Following their ambitious energy management, the company took solar to a professional scale and safes expenditures for electricity supply.
SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH as EPC in cooperation with its local construction partner Harmonic Systems build and commissioned the project within 5,5 months.

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Location: Malindi, Kenya
Commissioning: December 2016
Specific requirements: Co-generation with generators and grid
Costal conditions
EPC: SMA Sunbelt GmbH
(Engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning)
Partner: Project development:
End customer:
Installation partner:
NVI / Solarafrica
Krystalline Salt, producer
Harmonic Systems, Kenya
Plant Information
Installed PV power: 991 kWp
Diesel Capacity: 4 MVA
Annual energy yield: 1600 MWh
CO2 savings: 982 t/year
Savings on electricity costs: 25%
SMA System Technology
1 Fuel Save Controller 2.0
34 Sunny Tripower 25000TL-30


More information

Find more information in our press release.

You can find all of our blog posts on the Fuel Save Solution here. It is a great source of information if you are interested in saving fuel or planning to integrate solar energy into your grid.

Do you have comments or questions? Great! Just use the comment field below. We look forward to receiving your comments and we will answer each question as best as we can.

You can find even more details on the Fuel Save Solution Product Website.

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I am Project Manager for our SMA Fuel Save Solution. Together with my great team I care for bringing solar energy into the most remote parts of the world
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Energy management on electrical islands - in water as well as in sand


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  • avatar

    Sujay Barad

    March 6, 2017 at 12:42

    Love the video! A Minor correction though, the spelling is Krystalline Salt. Thanks.

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    • avatar

      Christian Höhle

      March 15, 2017 at 16:01

      Dear Sujay,

      thanks a lot for the hint. I have fixed the mistake now.

      Sunny regards,

      Reply »

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