Solar Energy Services
Improving people’s access to electricity is a priority in Sub-Saharan Africa. Swiss Water Power International SA has expertise in this field, combined with our international experience on building sites. Swiss Water Power International SA is involved from conception to realization in the production of “turnkey” CSPV photovoltaic power plants with a capacity of 10 to 50 MW. Solar power stations are built within 6 to 18 months. They represent a significant time saving compared to hydroelectric and fossil fuel development projects that require a construction period of 2 to 5 years.
The company also develops solar power plants with floating panels and solar power plants with containerized panels.
The advantages of CSFPV floating solar plants lie mainly in the fact that they do not encroach on populated and agricultural areas. They also allow for better performance because the installation benefits from the cool air on the surface of the water improving the cooling of the electrical equipment and increasing the performance of the installation.
The CSCPV containerized solar plant can quickly meet the electrification needs of rural and village areas, humanitarian interventions, natural disasters, as well as relay stations for mobile telephony.
As part of its research and development policy and in order to facilitate cleaning and optimize the performance of the PV modules, Swiss Water Power International SA is currently studying a continuous maintenance system featuring water-free cleaning robots fed by solar energy independently of the energy produced by the power plant.
In pursuit of its development strategy, Swiss Water Power International SA offers intelligent solutions for the management of solar public lighting and solar traffic lights. The eStreetlighting® intelligent management concept allows on the one hand the detection of any operational fault in real time, without the need for 24/7 monitoring, and secondly, to program lighting on roundabouts and main roads, secondary streets, commercial and industrial areas, monuments and tourist areas. The objective is to improve the safety of the population, to optimize traffic, and consequently to optimize the management of electrical energy by reducing pollution and CO2 emissions and to substantially reduce maintenance costs.