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Integrated Solar Bundle

An industrial-scale off-grid green power solution for sub-saharan africa

October 2020
Gallery Integrated Solar Bundle 1
Gallery Integrated Solar Bundle 1
01.

Identification

600 million people don't have access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, those that do in Kenya pay 37% of their salary towards power compared to 5% here in the UK. In Kenya, there are regular blackouts since traditional batteries fail in the heat and prevent both grid regulation and electricity being available at night.

The solution is called a bundle. Each bundle is formed up of a 30MWp solar farm, a 35MWh energy storage system and an assembly line to assemble everything in Kenya. They develop the site of each bundle, work with a local EPC contractor to build the solar farm and then connect the site to local businesses needing power. Rock46 works with local stakeholders to utilise existing, "best in class" technology in order to deliver reliable and affordable power solutions to the sub-Saharan region. The combination of their technologies boosts the efficiency of a solar farm to 33%, the lifetime to over 30 years and is on track to bring the price down from $18 cents/kWh to $6.9 cents/kWh.

Sector

Label Date October 2020
By Rock46
From United Kingdom
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • 55,000 Tonnes of CO2 removed per year per 30MW installed compared to traditional power
  • 13% more efficient than traditional solar so less land is used and fewer panels are built.
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Electricity price reduced to $6.9 cents/kWh
  • For solar farm investors, 400+% return over 25 years.
04.

Activity Region

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Europe

Germany,

Africa

Kenya,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Rock46

Rock46 is a system integrator which aims to disrupt the solar panel market. We through bringing together best in class technology to provide an end to end power solution.

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Headquarters London SW1A 2DX, UK
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