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Harnessing the power of the sun worldwide

Naps Systems’ expertise as a solar energy specialist ranges all the way from off-grid projects to the full customisation of grid-connected solar electricity systems – making it a standout player in the renewable energy world.

Naps Systems is an established solution-provider in the rapidly expanding business of solar energy, with a unique concept of delivering optimised turnkey solar electricity systems. With over 25 years of innovation behind it, Naps Systems continues to be a frontrunner in the field of off-grid projects, as its recent village electrification project in Sri Lanka, the largest of its type anywhere, highlights.

In addition to being the recognised leader in rural electrification and relief/field operations based on solar power, Naps Systems is also an innovative manufacturer of solar modules and active in the industrial applications field.

Thanks to the world’s largest village electrification project based on solar power, children across Sri Lanka can now enjoy running water, electric light, and better medical services.

Take its customisation of traditional polycrystalline panel technology to create a completely new design for three airports in Morocco: at Casablanca, Marrakech, and Tangiers. Naps Systems developed tailor-made, semi-transparent panels with custom cells arranged in traditional Moorish patterns, creating spectacular shading effects on the walls and floors of the interiors of the airport buildings.

Integrating robust and reliable photovoltaics in this novel way to create ‘low-emission airports’ opens up new perspectives for architects and property developers everywhere to reinvent conventional thinking.

World’s largest

Rural life in Sri Lanka continues to be tough, with the country torn by civil strife and many areas without proper roads, let alone electricity. Not an easy environment to deliver the world’s largest village electrification project.

Naps Systems-developed solar panels create spectacular effects at three airports in Morocco.

Naps Systems took on the challenge, though, supplying 587 villages with solar electricity for enhanced health and education facilities and completing the project a month ahead of schedule. 200,000 families now have the power they need for pumping water, lighting, and refrigerating medicines and vaccines – amongst many other things.

Similar industrial and rural projects are running in more than 120 countries, based on partnerships between local people and Naps Systems’ project teams – bringing the benefits of solar electricity to all corners of the world.

Naps Systems is a specialist in customised turnkey solar electricity solutions, based on state-of-the-art photovoltaic technology. The company has delivered more than 200,000 solar systems to over 120 countries worldwide – covering a very wide range of applications, from telecommunications, cathodic protection for oil and gas pipelines, and solar-powered obstruction light systems to building-integrated photovoltaics for public use and housing, and rural electrification.

> Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti
(Published in HighTech Finland 2008)