Zenna – Belize lll

Partners

Zenna AG, Murg
www.zenna.ch
Lukas Küffer

Project Type:

Pilot project

Technology:

Photovoltaics

Country:

Belize

Project Status:

Ongoing

Project Start:

2021

End of Project:

2023

Contract:

2021.07

Swiss Contribution

ZENNA is a consulting company specialising in photovoltaics and has over 10 years experience. In collaboration with  ZHAW Zurich University of Applied SciencesAMPS GmbH BetteriesWelcome Solar Energy Solutions Belize Ltd. SESB , the  cdw Foundation – energy in ideas  and the  Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Logistics (MPUEL) , Belize, ZENNA will implement the project plan.

Description

Remote households outside of solar-powered electric mini-grids that are without financing options for a solar home system usually reply on diesel generators for electricity production.

Within the scope of this project, a mobile battery pack with 2nd-life battery cells from e-mobility will be developed. In La Gracia, a battery pack charging and delivery service will be implemented as an extension or the existing solar-electric mini-grid (see  REPIC Project: Proof of Concept – Smart Solar Off-Grid for La Gracia, Contract 2015.9) . E-pickups will be used for the delivery service to the remote households around La Gracia. As an addition to the existing mini grid and a basis for the delivery service, a carport with a photovoltaic roof will be built in the centre of La Gracia.