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Honingcraft goes solar

Second Quarter 2021 News & events

Honingcraft has implemented the next part of its initiative to move to renewable energy sources. The company has installed a solar energy system that will decrease its carbon footprint and free it from all the limitations of load shedding. The entire office block now runs from completely renewable and clean energy, meaning load shedding will no longer be able to influence productivity. Honingcraft will now be able to provide support during any stage of load shedding.

Teknia Projects installed the PV power system, which provides 100% of the average energy needed to power the offices. The company installed 110 x 300 W Pmax solar panels onto the carport structures to give a PV array of 33 kW Pmax per hour. The solar panels directly above the Honingcraft facility comprise 2 x 10 kW, 3-phase Voltronic Infini inverters connected in parallel, supplying the office DB with 20 kW of power. The inverters are fully hybrid and coupled to a 20,2 kWh BSLB Powerwall system. They are optimised to be grid connected with a backup. The lithium Powerwalls are for load shedding and power cut situations. The next step is to increase the battery capacity in order to operate completely off grid.

Honingcraft is thankful to have the opportunity to reduce its carbon footprint and in doing so help preserve our beautiful planet. The Honingcraft team continues to provide the best hydraulic manufacturing support, no matter the stage of load shedding.


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