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Hybrid Power Systems 101

Hybrid Power Example with BESS

Defining Hybrid Power System

POWR2 is a provider of POWRBANK battery energy storage technology which is often used in hybrid power systems.

Hybrid power systems combine two or more energy technologies to increase system efficiency. For example, a battery energy storage system (BESS) can be combined with a diesel generator or solar panels.

The BESS acts as a dynamic energy reservoir and power provider. It efficiently accumulates excess energy generated by the solar panels or surplus power produced by the generator. When the battery is full, the system discharges the stored energy to ensure a stable and continuous power supply.

Examples of Hybrid Power Systems

POWRBANK Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) with a Diesel Generator

In this hybrid power system, the diesel generator supplies electricity to the site, directing any surplus power to charge the POWRBANK BESS. In an optimal configuration, the diesel generator’s sole purpose is to charge the BESS, ensuring efficient utilization of resources. The BESS acts as the primary power source for the majority of the load. This reduces generator runtime, lowers diesel fuel consumption, and significantly cuts down on CO2 emissions.

Once the POWRBANK is fully charged, the system automatically turns the generator off. The BESS seamlessly takes over to provide silent, zero-emission power to the load. This transition eliminates the unwanted noise and CO2 emissions associated with generator operation.

As the POWRBANK approaches the depletion point, the energy control module automatically restarts the generator. This operation ensures a continuous power supply to the site, preventing any disruption in electrical services. It is worth noting that in a typical application, the POWRBANK can run for approximately 21 hours, followed by a recharge time of approximately 3 hours.

Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) with Solar Power

During heightened renewable energy generation periods, such as sunny days, the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) effectively stores the surplus electricity produced. This stored energy can be discharged when there is a spike in power demand or during periods of reduced renewable energy generation. The BESS helps smooth out the natural fluctuations in renewable energy production thereby enhancing the reliability and stability of the overall energy system.

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Major Benefits of BESS in Hybrid Power Systems

  • No Noise

POWRBANK Battery Energy Storage systems are silent. Users can eliminate noise pollution and ensure a quieter and more pleasant environment for event attendees or individuals in the vicinity.

  • Zero CO2 Emissions and Less Air Pollution

BESS supplies zero-emission power. Users can minimize their company’s carbon footprint and environmental impact, helping them meet sustainability goals and regulatory requirements.

  • Low Fuel Costs

The use of BESS reduces diesel engine runtime to deliver long-term fuel savings.

  • Low Service & Maintenance

POWRBANK BESS are maintenance-free in the field. Plus, they reduce diesel engine runtime so users can lower generator service frequency and reduce operational costs. This also helps minimize disruptions caused by routine maintenance activities.

  • Increased Asset Life

Extend the lifespan of power generation assets, like diesel generators, by reducing runtime and minimizing wear and tear. This increases asset longevity and generates long-term cost savings.

  • Confined Space Utilization

The emission-free operation of the hybrid power system enables flexible installation in confined spaces.

Hybrid Power 101: The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Battery Energy Storage for Temporary Power Applications

Are you ready to take the next step in your green energy transition? Allow our experts to guide you in selecting the optimal POWRBANK solution that aligns with your requirements:

  1. Identify locations where generators under 100KW operate for extended periods, exceeding a single shift. Evaluate the load requirements to determine the benefit of integrating a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).
  2. Identify clients who prioritize sustainability and have established green initiatives. These organizations will especially benefit from integrating energy storage solutions into their operations.
  3. Identify sites and projects that prioritize noise reduction and air pollution mitigation.
  4. Contact POWR2 for expert assistance, guidance, and further information. Our team is readily available to address any inquiries you may have or provide you with a detailed quote tailored to your specific needs.
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