ZPE Pan-African Solar PV & Battery Storage Engineering & Design Consulting Services

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Zero Point Energy has executed over 30x engineering & design packages for Africa-focused solar PV and micro-grid developers & IPPs over the past 6 years. We have helped our clients with concept designs, detail designs, successful utility & municipal approvals, as well as to win competitive private & public sector tenders.

We achieve this by keeping up to date with latest industry trends, technologies & optimally designing solutions that are localised and customised for sub-Saharan Africa. This includes projects in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Zambia.

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Example of a 5MW utility-scale solar PV plant yield simulation study. Also indication of location of projects we’ve done engineering designs for

Solar PV & Battery Storage Consulting Engineering Service Offering:

Our service offering across utility-scale, commercial & industrial solar PV and Li-On battery storage projects include:

  • PVSyst, PVSol, & Homer Pro design simulation studies
  • Design of utility scale (>1MW up to 100MW), commercial, industrial & agri-sector (50 kW – 999kW), and large residential solar PV installations encompassing ground-mount fixed-tilt and single-axis tracker systems, rooftop & solar carport projects, and containerised lithium-ion battery systems
  • Energy resource, bankable yield simulation studies, 3D shading investigations, & related techno-economic assessment reports & studies
  • DC stringing length & routing optimisation studies, full solar PV plant designs, panel & MPPT layout optimisation, solar PV AC tie-in design & specification, battery system integration design, solar PV & diesel generator integration designs
  • Grid interconnection designs & studies, including power system simulation studies, electrical single line diagrams, detailed plant GA layout drawings, , key equipment selection & specification, overhead line and MV substation/switching station designs, Eskom application and approval submission & representations
  • Auxiliary system designs including SCADA integration, plant CCTV & security system designs, lighting, electric fencing & metering
  • Utility interconnection applications, municipal SSEG applications & sign-off, and electricity tariff analysis
  • Development of bill of quantities, project schedules, project cost estimates, and other project deliverables as required

Accreditations, Experience & References:

Contact us today to see how we can assist your team succeed on your next solar PV and/or battery system project: info@zpenergy.co.za +27605218388 @zeropointsa

Design Drawing Examples:

Below an example of an 11kV MV switchyard feeder bay design for the export of solar power from a 2MW solar PV plant in Swaziland

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An example of a scaled CAD layout  of a 5MW solar PV plant we designed in Botswana with optimised location of solar panel trackers, inverter locations, perimeter roads, substation and access points

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Below an example of an 11kV main substation electrical single line diagram (SLD) accumulating power from the field inverter stations via ring main units (RMUs)  for a 10MW solar PV plant in South Africa,  and exporting power via an 11kV overhead line tie-in to utility substation

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