Sabon Gari market has been often in the headlines because of big fires, that destroyed large parts of the market. The root cause was the usage of many diesel generators. The Nigerian government and various companies have jointly come up with a solution. Equipped with the BOS Systems all 12,000 shops receive green, stable and affordable power for lamps, fans, television, computer and mobile phones. More markets have followed.
Electrifying Health Posts
Health care in rural African regions is a big challenge. The focus in this project was on clinics which are off-grid, very remote and take care of many communities.
People depend on the health posts and often have to walk many miles to get medical help. No power affected Lukolongo as well as Chisakila, Mbimbe and Munyeo in Zambia. With BOS Hybrid Systems all four health posts and the doctor housing get power for lights, fans and the ability to store medicines and vaccinations in a refrigerator. With electrification, a first important step was set for quality medical care and to support the communities.
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4.8 kWh total usable battery capacity
79% Lead Acid
0.9 kWp of solar PV
1 kWh installed lithium capacity
3.8 kWh installed lead acid (70% DOD)
40 l solar water boiler
2 Systems per clinic installed
BOS Hybrid Storage Systems
Making the world and people’s lives a bit better is what drives us and what we do every day with our projects. Get to know many more of our projects in countries all over the world with different climates, cultures and people.
Norway is known for its natural wonders such as fjords, mountains and northern lights. If you go on a tour in the nature you often spend the night in one of the numerous huts and experience the beautiful nature far away from civilization. But especially for the hut owners this also means away from any electricity connection. After the Grimsdalshytta built a new winter drying room, the owner decided on a solar system that has to work in winter. Therefore, they decided to install our HS500 hybrid storage system. Due to the very short sun duration the solar panels were installed very steeply and with large surface and by a special cold insulation for the HS system, it resists also in the winter problem-free. Local electricians have been trained in the technology so that maintenance and repairs can be carried out quickly.
From now on the new drying room will be supplied with light in winter and guests can recharge their mobile phones and cameras to be prepared for the breath taking nature.
Uganda is the third-largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. Basic needs such as water, food, and electricity are hard to tackle in these camps. 70% of the refugees depend on organizations like the World Food Programme (WFP). To support the WFP, we equipped tents from Hallgruppen with our turnkey BOS solar storage solution. For the installation, we partnered up with the local electricity partner Aptech. Now WFP can store food and supplies safely and have access to reliable and clean energy. The remote monitoring system helps to control the energy and system performance from anywhere in the world. Therefore Aptrech can monitor the system from everywhere, which makes servicing easy and efficient.
The remote island of Kenti is a hub of fisheries export. The only available power access on the island was from a diesel genset. Since diesel runs for four hours per day, cold storing was almost impossible. In 2017 after a World Bank investment, a solar-diesel mini grid was built. However, power capacity was soon not enough. So, BOS AG supplemented the lead-acid mini grid with BOS lithium storage systems into a hybrid solution. Today, with its extended capacity and a whole optimized system, the diesel generator is used only as a bad-weather backup and 340 households are supplied with electricity around the clock.