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How to integrate solar systems into diesel genset networks

Fuel Save Controller

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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Online training on the SMA Fuel Save Solution

SMA web-based training hybrid energy

The SMA Solar Academy has recently developed a free web-based training, which provides an overview on the entire topic of Industrial Hybrid Energy Solutions. The online self-learning course takes about half an hour to complete and is open to everyone interested in learning the basics of this topic in an interactive way.

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PV Diesel Hybrid Systems – 3 Designs

SMA PV Diesel Hybrid

With SMA’s Fuel Save Solution for large industrial applications, PV can be easily and efficiently integrated into diesel grids. The Sunny Tripower and Sunny Central inverters convert the direct current from PV modules into alternating current and feed it into power supply systems. The SMA Fuel Save Controller manages PV feed-in and the diesel genset remains unaffected. The result: An achievement up to 60 percent of PV capacity compared to installed genset capacity.

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Facts and Figures about the Bamyan Off-Grid Renewable Energy Project, Afghanistan

1 MW Off-Grid Plant Bamyan, Afghanistan

We recently introduced the Bamyan Renewable Energy Programme in Afghanistan. This program funded by the government of New Zealand is the biggest so far. With 1 megawatt output, it is also one of the world’s largest off-grid solar systems in the world.

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How does the SMA Fuel Save Solution work?


On this blog we have already posted numerous articles on PV diesel hybrid systems, each describing PV diesel hybrid systems and what steps must be taken to install and manage such a system. The SMA Fuel Save Solution combines diesel and photovoltaics into a hybrid system, minimizing CO2 emissions and high fuel costs.

This video explains how the system works. Enjoy it.

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Five Steps to a Photovoltaic Diesel Hybrid System


Energy-intensive operations in areas with non-existent or poor infrastructure often rely on gensets (diesel generator sets) for their electricity supply. In regions with a sufficiently high level of solar irradiation, the additional integration of photovoltaics in the power supply system can prove worthwhile.

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SMAll Talk #3: The Fuel Save Revolution

At the moment, the latest SMA innovations are on display at Intersolar Europe, the largest solar trade fair in the world.

We talked with our expert Jens about the features and benefits of a Photovoltaic Diesel Hybrid System.

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What Is a Solar Diesel Hybrid System?

SMA Fuel Save Solution

In many regions of the world, power grids are either inadequate or nonexistent. As a result, industrial consumers often ensure their power supply through diesel gensets. Five hundred gigawatts of power from diesel genset provide industrial companies with electricity worldwide. However, fuel costs for the gensets continue to rise. 

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