L'Ile Maurice bat un record avec le plus grand système diesel/photovoltaïque jamais installé (en anglais)

L'un des plus grands systèmes hybrides diesel/photovoltaïque du monde doit être installé dans un supermarché de la ville de Flacq à l'Ile Maurice. (en anglais)
One of the world’s largest diesel/photovoltaic hybrid systems is to be installed in a supermarket in the city of Flacq, Mauritius.

Dhybrid Power System was chosen for what could be the largest diesel/photovoltaic hybrid system in the world so far, with 3.2 MW of overall output. That sets a record.

A company based in Mauritius is fitting this German technology to a local supermarket with the aim of significantly reducing energy costs. The 1.2 MW PV system will be installed on the almost 10,000 m² roof with east-west orientation so as to ensure evenly distributed energy generation over the course of the day. 75 inverters, a number of HyGRID Professional Controllers and two 1,000 KVA diesel generators will be integrated into the public power grid as a unified system.

Hygrid fuel reduction system will be used to directly synchronize photovoltaic systems with existing industrial diesel power plants. This is made possible by the controllers that form the interfaces between the diesel power plant, photovoltaic system, public power grid and electrical consumers. In this way, a significant fraction of the required energy is supplied directly by the photovoltaic system and consumed, which leads to huge diesel savings. Challenging operating conditions such as overloading, feedback and sudden load fluctuations are immediately balanced out by the system and the diesel generators can run at their optimal operating point. This fuel reduction system is a very cost-effective and reliable system for solving energy problems, particularly in regions with unstable power grids.

The system will pay for itself within a few years thanks to the significant savings it offers.

The intelligent energy management system from Dhybrid Power Systems will provide buffer storage of solar power in a cold accumulator for later use in cooling and air-conditioning systems. Excess solar energy can thus be stored intermediately in the form of cooling energy with very high efficiency and is then available to the operator at any time with excellent reliability.

The construction of this new system begins in September 2014.