Cameroon 21st December 2021 – Solarworx has expanded it’s pilot program for interconnecting Solar Home Systems to a DC Microgrid to Cameroon. In the course of the next year around 250 Solar Home Systems as well as two Microgrids consisting of around 40 participants each will be installed with the support of local off-grid distribution companies upOwa and Solkamtech.
The new Mesh technology
The mesh module developed by Solarworx is the interface between the solar home system and the distribution grid. The new microgrid technology enables the interconnection of existing solar home systems into a 60V DC distribution grid, where excess solar generation capacity of individual systems and unused battery capacity can be shared at the grid level. This allows to include also villiagers into the grid who don’t have their own Solar Home System. Appliances up to 250W can be powered so that higher Tier electrification levels of 3-4 can be reached compared to unconnected systems (compare Multi-Tier framework here).