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The former South African prison is today a tourist attraction by solar cell kit


Published by Mars November 02,2019

       Robben Island, formerly imprisoned by former South African President Nelson Mandela, has become an island star in the South Pacific that has escaped traditional energy sources and used the solar cell kit.


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       Robben Island is the largest of the South African coastal islands and one of the must-see destinations for tourists to South Africa. It is famous because it is not beautiful (on the contrary, the natural conditions of Robben Island are bad, often accompanied by the scorching sun and the wind), and it has nothing to do with the player Robben. In 1964, former South African President Nelson Mandela began serving his sentence in Robben Island, where he spent 18 years in prison. In 1991, the local government planned to close the prison and change Robben Island into a tourist attraction.



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    The energy required for Robben Island each year is equivalent to a small village of 130 households. Previously, the island's electricity supply relied mainly on diesel generators, which consumed 600,000 liters of diesel per year, which was costly and costly. In addition to more than 2,000 visitors arriving via ferry every day, the island is also responsible for the daily energy needs of more than 100 tour guides and other memorial staff.


     Today, a football field-sized area in the southwestern part of Robben Island is equipped with multiple solar cell kit that can deliver 667 kilowatts of solar cell kit power at peak times. Through 12 solar cell kit inverters, the variable DC power output from the wholesale solar kits panels is converted into AC power that can meet the energy needs of the island. During daylight hours, the microgrid can be operated by wholesale solar kits, and after sunset, the battery can maintain the microgrid for about 7 hours.


     After the completion of the wholesale solar kits, nearly 1 million kWh of electricity can be generated each year, which not only greatly reduces the cost of local purchase and transportation of diesel, but also reduces the carbon dioxide emissions from diesel. It is estimated that if wholesale solar kits is used for at least 9 months in a year (diesel power generation as an emergency backup), then the island's energy consumption and carbon emissions are expected to be reduced by 75%.

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