1.In many parts of the world, the power grid is either inadequate or non-existent. As a result, industrial consumers often secure their power supply through diesel generating sets. Electricity from diesel generators provides hundreds of gigawatts of power to industrial companies and countries around the world. However, rising fuel costs and additional transportation and storage costs can put their primary source of electricity at risk.
Grids in many parts of the world may be unreliable or unavailable. That's why industrial companies and countries are turning to alternative energy sources. Solar energy is often the most economical alternative energy source in remote areas of the world's Sun Belt. It makes sense to combine photovoltaic and diesel systems so that solar radiation, which is both abundant and free, can be profitably used as an energy source for industrial applications.
In recent years, the cost of photovoltaic systems and battery storage has fallen dramatically, making them an affordable source of energy for companies in remote areas. Using only PV systems and relying exclusively on solar radiation is not a safe option for industrial consumers, as PV production can be inconsistent. This is the reason why industrial companies are adopting PV diesel hybrid systems.
Let's take a deeper look at what it is and how it works.
Working of PV Diesel Hybrid System
The combination of a diesel generator and the photovoltaic system is ideal for energy supply in areas where main power is unstable or non-existent. The additional use of solar energy reduces fuel consumption and thus saves costs. In addition, the integration of the photovoltaic system brings a sustainability factor to the system.
What is a PV Diesel Hybrid System?
A PV diesel hybrid system typically consists of a photovoltaic system, a diesel generator set, and intelligent management to ensure that the solar energy fed into the system is perfectly matched to the prevailing demand, with the diesel ge