As part of 1Energy’s engagement with Great Plains Conservation, 1Energy will design, install and commission the solar-hybrid power system at GPC’s new luxury tented camp in Victoria Falls.
Mpala Jena Camp is an exquisite and exclusive canvas tented camp, located on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park. Mpala Jena Camp has been created to be the most environmentally innovative camp within the park. This is achieved through the use of only recycled hardwoods and canvas in its construction and ensuring all the camp’s electricity needs come from its 1Energy solar farm.
The heart of the power system will be a Tesla Powerpack 2 system, with storage capacity of 420kWh. The system will comprise an array of 480 x 270 watt peak polycrystalline solar panels, giving a power capacity of 130kWp, installed on ground-mounted framing. The direct-current electrical power from the solar arrays will flow to a set of 6 Fronius Symo 20kVA solar inverters.
A 154kVA prime-rated generator, installed in a sound-attenuated enclosure, is electronically governed, and closely controlled by the Powerpack’s Microgrid controller for optimal efficiency. The entire system is monitored remotely by 1Energy’s unique monitoring software, developed by our software engineers to provide live, real-time updates on system performance.