Connecting communities
100+ projects in Africa

Our hybrid off-grid plants power communities and businesses in developing countries. A combination of solar power and diesel generators (sometimes combined with battery storage) ensures that electricity is generated in the most energy-efficient and economical way. This can be done for an Angolan village of 200 homes, a power station in Kenya or a region in Burundi that needs electricity to keep the local fruit and vegetable harvest cool and prepare it for sale. We have already installed over 100 power systems in Africa, driving local businesses and connecting these communities to the world.

Africa is a leader in hybrid power

Only 22 per cent of Africa’s people have access to power. In areas with suitable climates a solar hybrid power plant is an ideal solution. Zwart is a highly experienced partner, having already realised many projects throughout Africa.

Suppliers to industry and utilities

We supply our hybrid power plants to industry, governments and utility companies throughout Africa. We work with trusted local partners in several countries who can support the installation and service of our integrated power solutions.

Powering the local economy

Access to power enables entrepreneurship to flourish in a community. The investment needed to connect to the grid is often prohibitive, in which case an off-grid hybrid power plant provides the perfect solution. As the local economy grows over time, the hybrid plant can be scaled up until such times that connection to the power grid is possible.

Partnerships

Zwart’s hybrid solutions can be found throughout Africa. We can provide an turnkey solution and leverage our network and extensive experience in Africa for your benefit. If required we can provide access to financing and, in some cases, access to subsidies from various Dutch and European sources.

Our man ‘in’ Africa

With more than 20 years of experience in Africa, Edze-Jan Kroneman is our off-grid and hybrid expert. He has delivered major power projects throughout Africa, understands the challenges and opportunities and knows more than most what he is talking about when it comes to off-grid and hybrid power plants. Feel free to call him or to send him an email. He will be happy to discuss your ideas and challenges.

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Edze-Jan Kroneman

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ejkroneman@zwarttechniek.com

Control system

Everything under control with the Hycon One

Our control system, the Hycon One, combines several power technologies. All sources operate at maximum efficiency. Solar power when there is enough sun, the generator at night or on cloudy days. With a possibility to switch to battery storage, if available, when needed. All set to fully automatic. With low emissions in mind and as cost consciously as possible.

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When it matters most

Reliable backup from Zwart

With over 7,000 projects in more than 50 countries in the field of emergency power and off-grid solutions, Zwart has an outstanding track record, throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. There is a reason why the biggest data centres and financial institutions in Europe as well as major airports and mobile networks rely on Zwart; Our 100 in-house trained professionals are qualified to design, engineer, realise and maintain integrated and complete systems for emergency power supply. And we have been doing so for over 90 years.

We set the bar high for ourselves and demand the same from our partners and suppliers; we work exclusively with premium quality products and service providers, we assemble the systems at our own 6,000-square metre site in Ijmuiden and subject them to a rigorous testing and inspection program before releasing them. Our customers also receive the same high level of attention through training and knowledge sharing our training centre equipped with a state-of-the-art simulator.

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Edze-Jan Kroneman

Business Development Manager

+31(0)255 530 304
ejkroneman@zwarttechniek.com

With more than 20 years of experience in Africa, Edze-Jan Kroneman is our off-grid and hybrid expert. He has delivered major power projects throughout Africa, understands the challenges and opportunities and knows more than most what he is talking about when it comes to off-grid and hybrid power plants. Feel free to call him or to send him an email. He will be happy to discuss your ideas and challenges.

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