PROINSO – global leader in the PV solar industry – is to present its PV-diesel hybrid systems at the Genset Meeting 2014, the 1st professional meeting focusing on gensets, to be held in Madrid on 11 February. Supported by SMA, PROINSO Sales Manager Oscar Pérez will talk about PV-Diesel, hybrid systems that cut kWh costs.
PROINSO is betting strongly on R&D and working to increase sales of PV-DIESEL hybrid systems, which combine PV panels and a diesel generator as backup power source. The multinational has presented and started selling these solutions in countries like Brazil or India.
According to Oscar Pérez, ‘the hybridisation of traditional power generators like gensets with PV systems reduces power generation costs.’ He added that as less fuel is used with hybrid systems, ‘more investment is likely to be made in gensets, thus widening the potential market for PV-diesel hybrid systems.’
The PV-DIESEL systems by PROINSO include modules from leading brands, three-phase or central inverters from SMA, a fuel save controller from SMA also, and structures from MECASOLAR. In addition, PROINSO does the installation sizing to estimate the PV nominal power in kWp that should be used considering the power (kVA) of the diesel engine available.
PROINSO’s PV-DIESEL hybrid systems can be used with diesel engines from 300kVA, which admit a 210kWp PV installation, to 6MVA, which require a 4.1MWp panel installation. The solution can operate with five engines in parallel.
The PV-DIESEL systems from PROINSO help users save from 66,000L/year with 300kVA engines and a 210kWp PV system operating 365 days a year, depending on radiation zone, installation dimensions, and the number of hours the engine is on. Moreover, using hybrid solutions protects users from fuel price rises and fuel shortages.