The Hybrid system for base stations makes use of solar PV, and / or wind generators to produce electricity that can be supplemented by the innovative load following variable speed diesel generator.

The mobile phone telecommunication sector has been growing at an expontial rate in the last 10 years. Between 1997 and 2012, an additional 1 billion new customers were added especially in the rural areas. For a telecommunications operator to access these new markets and provide services to potential customers in remote rural areas, they must solve the problem of supplying electricity in a reliable and cost-effective way.

Key Features:

  • Conventional constant speed diesel generators are typically oversized – has higher fuel consumption and maintenance if run at light loads over extended time period. Engines that are lightly loaded build up carbon around the valves and exhaust lines (wet stacking), this creates additional engine maintenance
  • Hybridgen is designed and optimized to deliver the high currents at low voltages required for 48 V-battery charging and operating DC loads. No battery chargers or power supplies are required
  • When the battery is charged, the engine automatically shuts down. On the other hand, when the battery discharges below the set minimum, the engine restarts
  • Variable Speed Operation to improve fuel efficiency Reduces Fuel Consumption (typically by 50 – 80%)
  • PV and small-scale wind generators can be easily incorporated to supplement the system and saves on fuel consumption
  • Remotely monitors engine, alternator, battery, solar, PV and wind parameters and sends an alert in the event of a problem

HybridGEN Components:

  • Diesel engine
  • Alternator
  • Rectifier and LC filter
  •  Digital controller
  •  Battery monitoring system
  •  Engine monitoring / protection system
  •  Base plate, coupling & Acoustic enclosure
  •  Fuel tank capacity 200 ltrs
  •  Electronic governor / Actuator for variable speed operation

Green Energy Solution

Hybridgen has three components: (1) An Engine Management Controller, (2) a Battery Management Controller and (3) an efficient Battery Charge Controller.