Fuel costs make up the largest part of the cost of producing electricity using diesel generators. Depending on the geographical location, oil prices of up to €2.5 per kWh can be expected. This shows no sign of abating.
The price trend in the photovoltaics sector is much more positive. Over the past few years, the costs per kWh from PV systems have dropped to an average of €0.10 per kWh around the globe.
For this reason, there is a clear financial justification for converting almost every diesel-powered system into a solar/diesel hybrid system. Every unused diesel kWh saves money.
The combination of diesel generators with PV systems quickly pays for itself through the large savings in fuel costs.
Intelligent technology ensures optimum interaction between the photovoltaic system and the diesel generator. This guarantees that as much solar energy as possible is used and that the diesel generator operates at various degrees of utilisation at the most advantageous operating points.
„During the day, the owners of the tobacco factory are able to cover a large proportion of their energy requirements with solar power, both in the high and the low season. If less tobacco is produced, the farm feeds more energy into the grid. The owner thereby has an additional source of income and becomes a „power farmer“. He uses less diesel and saves thousands of euros annually. Thanks to these savings, the system will have paid for itself within a few years.“
Muhammed Seedat, Technical Consultant at FroniusSee the reference
To ensure stable operation of a solar diesel hybrid system, optimum control of the integrated components is essential. This is only possible through the use of high-quality and sustainable equipment.
As a quality manufacturer that carries out research and production in Austria, Fronius sets the highest quality standards and builds on more than 75 years of experience. Open interfaces and continuous further developments ensure ongoing improvements and solutions that can be used flexibly in the future.
Our Fronius System Partners around the world will be happy to help you plan and implement your individual solar/diesel hybrid system. Our certified partner installers are competent contacts for planning, installation and service. If repairs are necessary, local Fronius System Partners with in-depth knowledge and spare parts in stock are on hand at all times. Our close-knit network of partners thus guarantees the fastest service even in structurally weak areas, which reduces yield losses to a minimum.