Connecting a Catholic Mission in West Africa 

Application: Telecom
Location: Guinea Bissau, West Africa
Year: 2012
Product: TriStar MPPT 60
System size: 6 kW of solar and 12, 100-Ah, 12-V batteries
Partners: MD Electrical Installations

Nuns at the Catholic mission of Nossa Senora Apparecida benefit from a solar installation that powers their essential needs including communication. Several TriStar MPPT 60 controllers help drive the installation. The system consists of 32, 190-W solar panels formed in three strings for a maximum power of 6.08 kW. The system also includes 12, 12-V, 100-Ah batteries for backup power.  

-Photo courtesy of Mr. Moreno Mazzi, MD Electrical Installations