Battery manufacturer Saft will supply Sunica.plus batteries together with solar power installation at an oilfield in Duhkan, Qatar. The site, located west of Doha, covers an area of 80km by 8km and has been in operation for decades.
40,000 Sunica.plus batteries will be placed near more than 700 wells for energy storage and backup power. Many of these Saft Sunica.plus batteries are already being deployed at off-grid solar powered sites globally.
Saft was awarded the nearly $10 million contract from Kentz, an engineering company that is working to prevent corrosion damage of the oil field’s well casings. It believes solar panels and the batteries will support the corrosion protection systems.
The batteries are the ideal choice for remote, inaccessible solar installations where absolute reliability is crucial and routine maintenance is time-consuming and expensive.
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