Sustainable flower farm: SMA Fuel Save Controller helps reducing fuel consumption in Kenya

From on May 26, 2015 in Category Technology with 1 Comment
Kenya flower Farm

Karen Roses Ltd is a family owned business operating six flower farms in Kenya. One of its farms, situated at Eldama Ravine in the Rift Valley, is at an altitude of 2000 meters, is now equipped with a 150 kWp PV system. During the day, the energy demand of the facility is almost entirely fulfilled by the solar power generated. When the national grid is working, the PV plant operates in parallel to significantly reduce the cost of imported energy.

During the day, the energy demand of the flower farm is almost entirely fulfilled by the solar power generated.

During the day, the energy demand of the flower farm is almost entirely fulfilled by the solar power generated.

 

During power cuts, the stand-by generators produce the necessary power and the solar system helps to reduce the fuel consumption. The SMA Fuel Save Controller calculates the optimal set-point for PV penetration and secures stable system behavior under all operational conditions. This set-up makes solar an economically viable solution for the farm and provides greater independence from unstable grids and fuel costs.

 

Thanks to Cappello Group for the video.

 

More information

Download our reference sheet Hybrid Energy Supply for a Flower Farm (pdf)

Online Training on the Fuel Save Solution (blog post)

How to integrate solar systems into diesel genset networks (blog post)

 

Images: Cappello Group

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    Alankrita

    June 20, 2016 at 06:21

    Amid force cuts, the stand-by generators create the essential force and the close planetary system lessens the fuel utilization. The SMA Fuel Save Controller computes the ideal set-point for PV entrance and secures stable framework conduct under all operational conditions. This set-up makes sun based a financially practical answer for the ranch and gives more noteworthy freedom from shaky frameworks and fuel costs.

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