Vergnet Group, an international and independent renewable energy company that specializes in wind, solar, and hydro energy, launched Hybrid Wizard at the 2014 EWEA wind energy conference in Barcelona.
Hybrid Wizard is the first hybrid solution to maximize renewable energy penetration, in the form of wind or photovoltaic solar, for existing diesel systems in real time. The innovative software-based solution guarantees cheaper electricity and security of supply for remote or island locations. Hybrid Wizard has been uniquely designed for extreme weather conditions including marine, salty, dusty, cyclonic, and warm or cold environments.
Vergnet’s leading design and engineering team developed the new product. Hybrid Wizard features a controller, which is the core of the hybrid system. A real-time feedback loop between the controller and all generators enables users to constantly maximize penetration to what the existing electricity grid can accept.
“Users of this innovative product benefit from less fuel consumption, a lower cost per kWh, and short[er] payback time,” says David Sacotte, sales director at Vergnet. “We have more than 20 years’ experience in developing hybrid system and [the recent] launch reflects our on-going commitment to creating pioneering renewable energy systems that provide significant energy savings for companies and communities around the world.”
The system benefits from Vergnet’s significant expertise in developing hybrid projects in areas of weak grid integration. Hybrid Wizard provides users with the ability to constantly monitor grid stability parameters and it comes with a grid stability guarantee. The product is a self-adaptive system with limited preliminary studies required and allows for seamless upgrades.
Hybrid Wizard is available as a packaged or tailored solution and users benefit from long-term support by Vergnet, which has four regional subsidiaries providing operations and maintenance (O&M) and technical assistance to clients and partners worldwide.
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