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Hybrid Energy Supply of East Africas Largest Salt Factory

Kristalline Salt’s factory is supplied by 25% of solar energy in grid parallel and in diesel mode. Following their ambitious energy management, the company took solar to a professional scale and safes expenditures for electricity supply.
SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH as EPC in cooperation with its local construction partner Harmonic Systems build and commissioned the project within 5,5 months.

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How to Design a Solar-Diesel-Hybrid-System Easily by Yourself

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Designing a solar-diesel-hybrid-system is quite complex. There are many values that have to be taken into account such as meteorological data, electrical parameters, sizing of the components, profitability and many more. Sunny Design is a free tool that makes designing a solar-diesel hybrid system super easy. This article is a guide on how to design a hybrid system with Sunny Design to easily create offers for your customers, project documentation or suggestions for improvement for your existing diesel grid.

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5 Reasons to choose SMAs Fuel Save Solution

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Putting solar power into diesel based grids is easy but maximizing the share of solar is a real challenge. To save on diesel consumption, diesel has to be substituted by other energy sources. Solar energy is a cheap energy source but without intelligent system control it is hard to reach high solar shares in diesel grids. Uncontrolled solar energy feeding into a diesel grid can, even with a small share of solar, lower the diesel workload to a disadvantageous level in solar peak times causing inefficient operation of the diesel gensets, more frequent maintenance cycles and damage to the equipment. If too much solar generation capacity is installed, even reverse power into the generator is possible, which can cause a blackout in the best case scenario and equipment destruction in the worst case.

This article shows how the SMA Fuel Save Controller 2.0 (FSC-20) facilitates high solar shares in diesel based micro-grids and thereby saves diesel as well as money in a smart, flexible, safe and easy way with SMA supporting you whenever you need it.

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Fuel Save Solution – Info Package

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The SMA Fuel Save Solution is a smart, safe, flexible and easy way to save fuel and money. This page is an entry point for all of you who would like to save fuel and money in solar-diesel-hybrid-grids. Here you find information about what a Fuel Save Solution is, how to plan and use it and where in the world you can see the Fuel Save Solution in action. 

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Field Service Experience: Fuel Save Controller 2.0M Commissioning in Palau

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Palau is a beautiful island country located in the Pacific Ocean, with a population of approximately 21,000 people. The archipelago is well known for its pristine beaches, scuba-diving and snorkeling sites. SMA Australia’s Service Engineer, Cyril Laugeon, shares his experience in commissioning the Fuel Save Controller (FSC) 2.0M in Palau.

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One week with the SMA Fuel Save Controller – Commissioning Training at SMA Solar Academy

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Niestetal in June. Attendees from all over the world have gathered at the SMA Solar Academy for a whole week of trainings on the SMA Fuel Save Solution. Despite it being summer in Germany, the sunshine is not even close to that of the countries, where the seminar participants will later install their PV plants. They have come to the Solar Academy, because they want to reduce the fuel consumption of energy systems in the Sunbelt region of the earth, powered by Diesel gensets.

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Bula! [“Ciao” in lingua delle Fiji]

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Quando si parla delle isole Fiji si pensa subito alle meravigliose spiagge di palme e alle acque cristalline in cui fare immersioni.  Noi abbiamo pensato anche all’energia: energia che ha contribuito a garantire un approvvigionamento elettrico più rispettoso dell’ambiente. Finora la produzione di elettricità nelle tre isole Kadavu, Lakeba e Rotuma, che si trovano ad una certa distanza dall’isola principale, era affidata unicamente a generatori diesel. Ora, con l’aiuto del nuovo SMA Fuel Save Controller 2.0, viene immessa anche energia fotovoltaica nella rete elettrica. Ciò garantisce una maggiore sostenibilità per le isole dell’arcipelago.

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Bula! [Fijian for “Hello”]

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When you think of Fiji, you first think of vacation, wonderful beaches with palms and crystal clear water with perfect spots for scuba diving. We also thought of energy: Energy that could help build a more ecological electrical power supply. The existing power supply on the three separate islands of Kadavu, Lakeda and Rotuma around the Fijian mainland had been fully based on diesel generators. Now the SMA Fuel Save Controller 2.0 is helping to integrate solar energy into the power grid. That guarantees more sustainability on these islands.

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

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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.

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Unique Testing Center for Hybrid Energy Supply Systems in Operation

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Solar energy combined with battery and diesel generators ensures that everyday electricity demand and the needs of industrial loads can be met in off-grid regions. The first Testing Center in the world has now been set up in Germany.We spoke with Jakob Issleib about what is being done there and why it is so important.

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How to integrate solar systems into diesel genset networks

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We have already introduced the SMA solution for solar diesel hybrid systems. Its central component is the Fuel Save Controller. To learn more what this does, how it works in a PV diesel hybrid system and what makes it so special, I turned to Product Manager Johannes Weide.

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The First Photovoltaic Diesel Hybrid System in Greece Celebrates Official Opening

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In addition to apes and dolphins, since June you will now find something at the Athens Zoo you would not normally expect to see there—a diesel generator combined with a PV system. This PV diesel hybrid system is a joint project whose goal is to create a virtual stand-alone grid. For the research group smartRUE at the Technical University of Athens, this stand-alone grid serves as a demo and training project while also helping the zoo to reduce expensive energy costs. 

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