Hybrid Power Systems

 How it works:

A hybrid power system is an extension of a grid connect system. This can be achieved with a Hybrid inverter, or by the use of a traditional Grid Connect inverter connected to a second, Off Grid, inverter. With the inclusion of a battery bank power can be stored and utilised during peak periods, dramatically reducing energy costs.  The second configuration allows a degree of autonomy during weather events when the grid supply can be unreliable.  At Tropical Energy Solutions we premier inverters for our hybrid power systems. Some grid connect system are able to be retro fitted to a hybid system, contact us for more details about tailored options to suit your needs.

 

             Hybrid Power System example                            Medium size battery bank                     

Modern batteries are safe and do not require any maintenance. They should be kept in a well ventilated area to keep them cool. Batteries can be damaged, and their lifetime dramatically reduced, if they are not used correctly.  Overcharging and repeatedly draining the batteries of all their charge will spoil batteries very quickly. We take time to make sure that the inverter is programmed to ensure this does not occur.  

Hybrid power systems suit domestic applications where more power is required during the night than the day. Commercial sites that operate at night or have night time electrical loads such as refrigeration can also benefit from the additional power supplied by a hybrid power system. Where no, or low feed-in tariffs are available, storing the power for future use can be a much better option than exporting it to the grid. 

Furthermore, opportunities exist to use batteries to reduce peak demand. This will become increasingly important to many businesses as current transitional consumption based tariffs become obsolete and customers are moved to more costly demand based tariffs. 

 

 

 

Off-Grid Power Systems

 

For customers who have no connection to the grid or no longer wish to purchase grid supplied electricity, off-grid power systems are available. These are also known as Stand Alone Power Systems (SAPS) or Remote Area Power Systems (RAPS).  This is what sets Tropical Energy Solutions apart from a lot of our competitors, we specialise in this format.  We understand what it takes to live a modern, comfortable lifestyle off-grid, don't risk piece-of-mind, go with experience.

How it works:  

Unlike a hybrid power system, an off-grid power system has no connection to the grid at all. 

Instead of using the grid to supply additional power, off-grid power systems use another power source, usually a diesel generator. Off-grid power systems often use multiple renewable power sources such as wind or hydro to complement solar and generate power at night. 

Because there is no backup power available from the grid, it is extremely important to match the system size with your power requirements. If this is not done correctly, you may end up with an undersized system that cannot meet your power requirements and is constantly overworked, reducing its service life. 

This is a very common scenario and is where experience comes in, we help customers understand their loads and how they use them which is essential in designing and operating an off-grid system. 

Once power requirements have been defined, off-grid power system operators are given the choice in system sizing. You may wish to install a smaller system and operate a generator regularly or install a larger system which only requires generator operation in extreme load or weather conditions. 

Whichever option is used, operators should take the time to become familiar with their system and its capabilities. At Tropical Energy Solutions we provide full operator training, a comprehensive system documentation package and reliable after sales support. 

 

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR PROJECTS PAGE TO TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF OUR CURRENT OFF-GRID SYSTEM CLIENTS 

 

 

 
 

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