The third convention on gensets and the hybridization of these systems with renewable energy took place in Madrid on April 21st.
The main manufacturers of electricity generators, components, and control systems gathered in this meeting. They discussed about the growth of electrical installations based on hybrid generation from gensets with photovoltaic solar energy in Spain. The energy savings produced by the combination of the two sources make it the best alternative for sectors such as agriculture and telecommunications.
The day began with a talk on the requirements and experiences of a large company in the Telecommunications field, which is a regular gensets user, Telefónica.
Three scenarios were discussed:
- Data centres.
- Emergency situations.
- Locations where there is no electricity grid.
For telecommunications facilities where there is no mains electricity, some of the problems found when electric generators are the only supply were discussed:
- That they are working 24 hours a day.
- Maintenance work is difficult due to issues accessing the facilities, the time, etc.
For these type of installations, the best solution is to use an appropriate hybrid system.
INMESOL has been working on the development of hybrid systems which comply with the requirements and necessities of Telecommunication companies such as Telefónica for several years.