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South African Energy Company exports 1MWh Battery in national first

BlueNova Energy (PTY) Ltd. achieved a national milestone in the energy sector with the company’s first international export of its intelligent Energy Storage System (iESS).

The containerised energy solution is the culmination of years of development in the lithium-battery sector, with this unit to be installed at Timbila Nature Reserve in Namibia as the heart of an off-grid, solar-powered system.

“We are incredibly excited to achieve this landmark export and support a growing industry in renewable and off-grid technologies in Africa. Many countries suffer from unstable grid supplies and high electricity costs. We competed against three of the leading energy companies in the world for this bid – being a local supplier with local support is what won it for us. The local energy storage sector is increasingly cost-effective, innovative and competitive – benefits to the environment and consumers will only increase.” says BlueNova’s CEO James Verster.

The Timbila Nature Reserve iESS is fitted with a 250kW inverter and 1000kWh lithium battery, the equivalent of powering almost 80 standard homes for more than 12 hours. It’s export is a milestone for the company, which will produce further units over the next year to combat load-shedding and increasingly onerous electricity tariffs within South Africa and for the export market. Recently partnered with the JSE listed Reunert Group, BlueNova Energy is South Africa’s premiere energy storage solutions company.

Notes for editor:
BlueNova Energy CEO James Verster is available for comments and interviews – please contact

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