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Solar Photovoltaic array and battery system at Robben Island, South Africa

Robben Island Museum constructed the Solar Photovoltaic array and battery system on Robben Island in 2017. The plant is commissioned on 8 December 2017. The total cost of the solar photovoltaic array and battery system was approximately R25 million. This system, incorporating one of the southern Hemisphere’s largest battery banks, is made of 1960 mono crystalline solar modules, ready to produce 666.4 kW of power and 2420 lithium-ion battery cells, able to store 837 kWh worth of electricity and supply 500 kW worth of peak power. 

Photo 5: Aerial view of the Solar Plant (left) and Solar Photovoltaic Array Images (right)