Electric Power Generation and Distribution

Solar Augments Diesel in the Maldives

17 June 2017

Sungrow installed a photovoltaic and energy storage system solution in the Maldives. (Source: Sungrow)Sungrow installed a photovoltaic and energy storage system solution in the Maldives. (Source: Sungrow)Once solely dependent on diesel-based power generation, five islands in the Maldives are now equipped with a photovoltaic-diesel hybrid energy storage micro-grid. The project, installed by Sungrow (Hefei, China), can save USD $1.4 million in fuel costs and 4.32 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The micro-grid also meets more than 30 percent of local domestic and office energy demands on the islands of Addu, Villingili, Kurendhoo, Buruni and Goidhoo.

The 2.7 megawatt peak of solar and 700 kilowatt/333 kilowatt hour energy storage project includes photovoltaic inverters, storage inverters, the energy management system and lithium-ion batteries by the Sungrow-Samsung SDI joint venture.



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