The Sun and Wind Factory Madagascar provided the complete electrification of two villages for Mad’Eole in Madagascar. This green field project for both villages with approx. 1500 inhabitants, gave them the possibility to buy and use electricity in their houses for lightning, charging phones, listening radio and watching television. Besides more productive use of energy for fish cooling and ice making has been used. Due to the excellent wind speed circumstances on site, the wind turbines provides enough energy to fulfill local demand. When the wind is letting down for a couple of days a diesel genset can charge the batteries to keep the deep cycle batteries in good state. In case of cyclones, which may pass in this area around summer, the wind turbines can be laid down on the ground by using cable winches.
|Capacity Wind||5 x 10 kW|
|Capacity Battery||2 x 820 Ah / 240 V|
|Inverter type||Ainelec 30kW Hybrid (inverter/charger)|
|Construction||18 m guyed tower|
|Diesel gen. set||Three phase 22 kVA|
|Year of construction||2010|
|Country / Region||Madagascar / Diego|