DPT to Provide Renewable Energy and Storage to Africa Data Centers

Africa Data Centers has selected Distributed Power Technologies (DPT) to provide renewable energy and storage solutions for its data centers across South Africa. The partnership will initiate with the deployment of renewable energy generation facilities to meet the more than 10 MW power requirements at Africa Data Centers’ Cape Town facility. Africa Data Centers is the continent’s largest network of interconnected, carrier and cloud neutral data center facilities, and they are continually expanding across the region through the construction of new facilities and the extension of existing ones. The new builds and extensions are in line with Africa Data Centers’ commitment to sustainable, low-impact data centers.


Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centers said, ”Our existing data centers are being upgraded to accelerate the deployment of green technologies, within our commitment towards carbon neutrality. We are looking at making all our data centers sustainable to allow for greater efficiency and a greener environment.”  DPT is already operating solar PV systems for Africa Data Centers in the region, namely the 1.1 MW East Africa Data Center in Nairobi solution and is in the process of completing a 1.2 MW rooftop installation at the Midrand campus.

Norman Moyo, CEO of DPT said, ”We continue to build for Africa’s unique energy needs and to support the continent’s digital transformation. We understand the power needs of data centers and have designed our data center solutions as hybrid solutions to improve energy resilience.” Distributed Power Technologies provides tailored renewable energy solutions at zero upfront investment and on a power purchase and power lease agreement to Commercial & Industrial users across Africa. The company guarantees their customers zero technical risk, by employing the best technologies available. DPT takes full responsibility for funding, engineering, procurement, installation, monitoring, maintenance, warranties, and insurance.

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