Process and Plant Automation Limited won a tender issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing to undertake a pilot solar PV power system installation at its Tema Regional Office. The proposed system was for one block and following the success of that project, the other blocks within the Tema Regional Office have also been considered and further discussions are underway to include other regional offices as well.

The size of the system is a 26kWp Grid-Tied Solar PV Power System which supplements close to 60% of their energy demand from the grid, thereby reducing their energy bills immensely. The system consists of a data manager for remote system monitoring, data storage and report generation on the systems performance in real-time. There is also a Fronius Smart Meter to prevent the feed-in of excess PV energy generation onto the grid with the aim of maximizing savings from the PV system due to the absence of the feed-in tariff scheme.