This power can either be used for:
- Self-consumption: Used on the site where it is produced.
- Wheeling onto the local grid: Power is injected onto the local municipal grid for example where it is distributed to users on that particular grid. Excess power can be wheeled onto the national grid.
- Wheeling onto the national grid: This power is either sold to Eskom or other power consumers using the national grid to distribute the power.
- Banked: Power is generated and wheeled on the grid where it is used by other users. The banked units/credits can then be used at a stage when the solar farm is not producing power.
- Stored: Grid-scale storage solutions like lithium batteries can be implemented to allow for smoothing out of the delivery curve, transition to backup gen-sets, power storage or peak shaving to reduce maximum demand charges.
We act as project developers, EPC Company (Engineering, Procurement & Construction), IPP (Independent Power Producer), Project Financing originators & General Consultants.
SEL in partnership with SM, Astraea Energy and SunPower Corporation is working on 6 projects throughout South Africa ranging from 1 to 50 MW in size. The farms will connect to local municipal grids and be a second energy supply source. Solar power will be a primary supply with Eskom supplying whatever additional power is required. Implementation will be from the beginning of 2018.