Optimisation of hybrid systems through energy storage

FuturENERGY February 2020

Hybrid systems integrating PV and diesel generators are a solution for those sites that need cost-efficient energy, and provide significant benefits to the consumption of energy from the local grid. But these systems can provide more benefits to users when combined with energy storage systems (ESS). The German company, Qinous, a system integrator of smart plug and play ESSs and Danfoss Drives have built numerous ESS installations together around the globe. Typically, these sites are located off-grid, and their purpose is to optimise the local energy production: solar PV generation and diesel generators. This article offers two examples of this type of installation, as well as the benefits they bring users…