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OPS delivers advanced Solar Hybrid System to Island Resort in Mozambique

Medjumbe island

Optimal Power Synergy (OPS India), along with Optimal Power Solutions (OPS),  are pleased to announce the commissioning of its latest solar hybrid power project.

Located at a picturesque island resort in Mozambique, the power plant is designed to enhance the resort experience and protect the stunning local environment by significantly reducing air and noise pollution associated with existing diesel generators.  OPS delivered a power electronics and control solution able to achieve 24 hour renewable power, through very high solar penetration and renewable energy contributions into the existing diesel grid.

The hybrid plant features 275 kWp of solar PV and 720 kWh of energy storage, dispatched and optimised by Optimal Power’s power electronics solutions including Parallel-PIM inverters, high-power MPPT chargers, and the Prescient U10 micro-grid controller platform. System functionality includes fully automatic operation, high penetration solar,  dispatch optimisation, and seamless switchover between sources. Remote support services continually monitor and optimise the power plant over the internet.


 

Download a case study for the Mozambique SHS below. For additional information, please contact Optimal Power Solutions.

Project Flyer – Mozambique SHS


 

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March 10, 2016   Comments Off on OPS delivers advanced Solar Hybrid System to Island Resort in Mozambique

OPS technology drives Indonesia’s first large-scale standalone system at Bunaken Island

The beautiful island of Bunaken, located at the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia boasts one of the largest homes to a vast range of corals and exotic species of fish. Attracting attention from all corners of the globe for the breathtaking diving experiences, it has now attracted the attention of viewers for another reason, the 360kWp solar hybrid system. Bunaken is the first island in Indonesia to receive 24 hour power from an integrated solar hybrid system.  The Indonesian Government has in recent times increased their efforts to provide a more cost effective and reliable source of energy. As the beginning of the initiative, PLN, the Indonesian State Owned Electricity company has been given the approval to build the very first Solar Power plant with a capacity of 335kW.

Indonesian HPC Project
Bunaken Island

Indonesian HPC Project
HPC Inverter

For more Bunaken Pictures visit our Bunaken Flickr Photos.

PLN, in conjunction with PT Chint and their technical partner Optimal Power Solutions (OPS) has teamed up to provide the island with extended hours of electricity from 6 hours a day to 24 hours. Gradually going towards the direction of continuous and uninterrupted energy sources, OPS has designed a system whereby HPC inverters are utilised to fulfil the desired solution. The HPC inverters, a device designed and manufactured solely by OPS, is a highly-developed bi-directional power conditioner featuring advanced fast control algorithms which accommodate a range of power sources and storage technologies. The HPC ensures high quality power output under varied or cloudy conditions and support high levels of solar penetration, including zero diesel fuel consumption power systems. OPS has a proven track record of successful off-grid projects around the world ranging from 10kW to 1MW of installed PV.

The Project which was completed in February 2011, having attracted a large share of publicity was introduced by the Governor of North Sulawesi, Sinyo Sarundayang in a celebratory ceremony. Being the first of many to come, Governor Sarundayang hopes that the presence of the Solar Plant will improve the prosperity of the Bunaken and surrounding islands. These efforts were a direct response to the needs of the community.

Ezequiel Paolinelli, OPS Product Manager describes the system, “The first obstacle of this project was considering the status of the gensets. Due to old age and lack of remote control, the upgrade and design from OPS had to enable semi-manual genset operation. Many conditions have to be taken into account when manual operation of the genset is required by the operators. Because the OPS system is designed to work with little intervention from operators, instructions on how to operate the gensets under different situations were given through on-site training. More analysis with site data in the coming weeks also enabled OPS to improve the genset running hours as well as monitor the system under semi-manual mode and instruct the operators if required.”

Coverage of The Bunaken Island Project on Topik ANTV

May 30, 2012   Comments Off on OPS technology drives Indonesia’s first large-scale standalone system at Bunaken Island

OPS awarded prestigious project for Lakshadweep Islands’ solar electricity, India.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been awarded by Lakshadweep Electricity Department a major contract for installation for a 1.1 MWp Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) Power Plants at Lakshadweep Island, along with the refurbishment of existing installations totalling 850 kWp. A total of ten islands will be involved in this project.

BHEL is one of the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprises that operates in India’s energy and infrastructure sectors. The company provides services to India’s power, railway, telecommunication and transmission markets. It is currently estimated that 70% of power generated in India is produced by BHEL-manufactured equipment.

BHEL has contracted OPS India to provide new power electronics equipment as well as to augment and refurbish the SPV Power Plants. OPSI will supply our proprietary technology Power Conditioning Units with SCADA systems & MPPT charge controllers to BHEL for Lakshadweep.

The scope of work for OPS India includes total project work for installation, system integration, commissioning and O & M of the SPV plants for a period of 5 years.

OPS India will also provide a remote monitoring system that will be integrate the individual inverters on the respective Islands. This will enable remote accessibility with special control for individual inverters as well as the integrated system. Our web based monitoring and control system is capable of data acquisition through both local and remote access points.

To view more images of this project, please click on one of the images below or visit the Lakshadweep Project page at our Flickr website here.

Lakshadweep Island Solar System Lakshadweep Island Solar System

March 31, 2011   Comments Off on OPS awarded prestigious project for Lakshadweep Islands’ solar electricity, India.