A 5.1 kW Wind and Photovoltaic Hybrid System was designed and implemented at the Saphumula Secondary rural school in the Ugu district of Umbumbulu. The system provides power to light up all the classrooms and other equipment that the educators need to use to support them while teaching.
A complete weather station was installed at the site. The installed system acts as a research facility for energy studies and the data is accessible from our dedicated radiation monitor laboratory at DUT. This project was funded by Iqraa Trust, the Muslim Charitable Trust and Catoridge Electrical and the Technology Innovation Agency.