Samoa, South Pacific, Battery Based Solar.

Owners: Samoan Highland Retreat

Owner Comments

“In February 2013 after a quite devastating Cyclone Evan in Samoa, we at Samoan Highland Hideaway were without power for 6 weeks. Thus through our common Edmonton base, I asked Mikhail of Dandelion Renewables to install an off-grid system for us in Samoa.

After the last 5 years of operation, we decided to upgrade the system to be totally flexible to cater for the difficult operating conditions here, particularly with respect to battery systems. Humidity and lighting reek havoc on so many systems and appliances here in the heart of the tropics.

Mikhail answered our call and promptly prepared a unique redesign, ordered all the new components and arrived in Samoa for implementation….. and a fabulous holiday with his family. So our report is that all systems are functioning wonderfully. The modifications for daytime operation are superb, after being sorely tested by another recent Cyclone Gita, I am happy to report not even a “blink” of interruption.

Many thanks to Mikhail, team and our local staff here.”

– Tim Walkden-Brown

Project Details

  • Operating Since: February 10th 2018
  • Solar Panels: 20 x Aleo, 235W
  • DC Power Rating: 4.1kW
  • Inverter: 1 x SMA Sunny Boy 4000
  • AC Coupled with: Magnum MS4124PE
  • Batteries: Li-ion Lithionics 200Ah

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1 Comment

  • Tim Walkden-Brown Posted February 25, 2018 3:50 am

    A rarity in Samoa is a private solar installation as we have at Samoan Highland Hideaway.

    Mikhail of Dandelion Renewables (and formally of Paradise Solar) with assistance from our local team recently upgraded the system to reflect increased functionality and reliability, The upgraded installation weathered the ravages of Cyclone Gita on Feb 19, 2018 and is functioning perfectly. Daytime operation is especially a bonus as most of our power is consumed then.

    Thanks Mikhail and everyone for journeying to Samoa to manage our upgrade. Besides, we had had a fantastic time together over raw fish, papaya, coconut, visiting Samoa’s beautiful beaches, waterfalls, volcanic lake and beach fales.

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