SgurrEnergy, has completed the installation of two SgurrMetMasts in Malawi for the Wind Energy Preparation Programme (WEPP), part of the larger Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (MREAP).
The installation kicks off the second phase of the project, which aims to accelerate the adoption of wind energy technologies on a domestic and commercial scale in Malawi. SgurrEnergy’s meteorological (met) mast team installed and commissioned two 70 metres masts, including all instrumentation, data logging, communication and power systems. A satellite communication system feeds the data back to SgurrEnergy’s team in Glasgow, Scotland, where detailed analysis will reveal the wind conditions on site over the next 12 months. The overall project scope includes wind resource mapping, site selection, met mast supply and installation, as well as data download and analysis. Further stages of the WEPP project include detailed feasibility study work, capacity building and bank-grade energy yield assessments. SgurrEnergy has been working on the WEPP programme since early 2012. The wind masts are part of the larger MREAP programme funded by the Scottish Government which supports several strands of renewable energy development in Malawi.