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  • 1. Evance Wind Turbines Ltd & Zephyr Corporation A collaboration for Renewable Energy in Africa Dr Kevin Parslow – C.E.O. Evance Wind Turbines 18th October 2012
  • 2. Agenda• Company Overviews• Product Overviews• Use of Small Wind• Telecom Application• The Way Forward Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 2
  • 3. Evance & Zephyr Collaboration• Two of the world’s leading small wind manufacturers • Evance based in UK, Zephyr based in Japan• Agreement signed in March 2012 • Distribution and support of each companies products in local geographies • Evance – Europe • Zephyr - SE Asia • Sharing resources for Africa and North America• Sharing technology & engineering expertise• Applications in both developed & developing world • On grid and off grid for remote/rural communities• Telecom is a focus in remote areas • Zephyr Airdolphin – suitable for existing infrastructure • Evance R9000 – targeted at new installations Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 3
  • 4. About Evance• Manufacturing small wind turbines for over 12 years • R9000 was small wind turbine* of choice in UK – 2011 • 14th fastest growing private technology company in UK 2011• 1,500 turbines installed • Producing around 1.7GWh of energy per year • Over 8,900 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved per year • Equivalent of taking around 3,900 cars off the road• Installations across the world• Applications in farms, telecoms, transport, education, ... Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 4
  • 5. About Zephyr• Established in 1997• Spearheaded a joint research consortium in 2002 • Along with members from government, industry and academia • To design the world’s most efficient, light- weight small wind turbine • The Airdolphin• Airdolphin series debuted in 2006 • Sold through a worldwide dealer network in over 30 countries• More than 3,000 Airdolphins installed Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 5
  • 6. R9000 Wind Turbine• 5kW turbine • Generates 13.6MWh per annum at 6m/s• Generate power from very low wind speed to 60m/s (130mph)• On-grid and off-grid applications • Suitable for rural locations• Minimal environmental impact • Low noise • Low visual impact • Minimal concrete use (1mx1mx3m)• Outstanding durability• 20 year operational life Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 6
  • 7. Airdolphin Wind Turbine• 1.1kW rating • Generates 2.05MWh per annum at 6m/s• Airdolphin is a next generation, lightweight wind turbine • Quick response to wind allowing high efficiency• On-grid and off-grid applications • Suitable for rural locations• Ultra lightweight • Only 20kg • Able to utilise existing infrastructure for mounting• Outstanding durability• Power Management System • No outside controller • All functions inside the turbine Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 7
  • 8. Renewable Energy in the Developing World• In 2008, more than 1.5 billion people had no access to electricity • 85 % of those lived in rural areas • Electricity is a basic precondition for almost all aspects of modern life• Provision of a stable and reliable access to electricity in rural areas is a major social, economic and environmental change • Contributes to the alleviation of poverty, illiteracy, hunger, thirst and disease• The fight against climate change is one of the greatest challenges for the international community • Electrification means higher CO2 emission• Renewable energies are the solution • Hybrid systems (renewables combined with conventional energies) • More climate friendly than traditional diesel-run systems and more efficient • Higher investment costs are coupled with far lower running costs • Break even can be achieved within 3-5 years Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 8
  • 9. Renewable Energy and Telecom• The GSMA Green Power for Mobile Programme launched September 2008 • To ‘extend mobile beyond the grid’ through the promotion of renewable energy technologies and energy efficient base stations• Goal to help the mobile industry use renewable energy sources • Solar, wind or sustainable bio-fuels • To power 118,000 new and existing off-grid base stations in developing countries by 2012 • Recently, this figure has reached over 20,000• Estimate 2.5 billion litres of diesel per annum would be saved • Annual carbon emissions would be cut by up to 6.8 million tonnes Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 9
  • 10. The Telecom Evolution Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 10
  • 11. Reference Case - Africa Outlook - Airdolphin PRO added to hybrid powered GSM site Location - Okapuka, Windhoek, Namibia (Average wind: 4,7m/s) RESULTS Estimated saving of Performance 6,000 USD per year Period: 30 days (May-June 2011) (50% reduction) Average daily energy: 2.4kWh (Max daily energy: 10.1kWh / Min daily energy: 0.3kWh) Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 11
  • 12. R9000 Telecom Installations Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 12
  • 13. Governmental & Private Enterprise Collaboration• Tremendous opportunity for deployment of renewable energy in Africa • 589 million people without electricity • 77.3% of the rural population • Abundant wind and solar resources• Requires co-operation of Government • Support of enterprise in political persuasion and awareness • Overseas aid programs to ‘kick start’ markets• Private enterprise collaboration • Significant sized projects need multi-national support • Banks to fund projects, industry to provide solutions• Development of UK business in Africa • Evance-Zephyr collaboration a model for others • Involvement of local companies Workshop on Investment & Development in Africa 18 October 2012 13
  • 14. Evance Wind Turbines Ltd & Zephyr Corporation A collaboration for Renewable Energy in Africa Dr Kevin Parslow – C.E.O. Evance Wind Turbines 18th October 2012