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Our Battery Energy Storage (BES) units - also known as hybrid generators, hybrid battery units, or simply "hybrids" - are an increasingly popular way to reduce the environmental impact of traditional temporary power. BES units are designed to significantly cut fuel consumption and emissions, providing a more economical and sustainable power solution for our customers.
A battery energy storage unit, or hybrid unit, enables energy, like electricity produced by diesel generators, to be stored and then used/ discharged when needed. With 90kWhrs of battery capacity, Hybrid Units are a sustainable solution for many diverse applications.
BES units (hybrid units) are understandably more advanced than the batteries you keep at home, nestled away in your drawers. BES units are charged by electricity, generated the majority of the time in our case, by diesel generators. The intelligent control system can be configured to keep the energy or release it, and support your application with a sustainable power supply when needed or at a pre-set time i.e. during the night.
Many applications, particularly those in the construction industry, have varying power requirements, commitments to reduce environmental impact, and noise restrictions. During the day, whilst the site is operating and functioning, the supply/load required is hugely different to that outside of the normal operating hours. During the quieter hours, with welfare facilities infrequently used, and plant operators finished for the day, it makes sense the power requirement reduces compared with the day.
But what happens during this period? A Generator typically runs inefficiently, burning diesel, adding to noise pollution and negatively affecting the site's environmental impact.
In most cases, BES units can be the ideal solution to meet that power demand when at its lowest point. The intelligent system control can monitor the power requirement, manage the charging and discharging of batteries, and control the generator. An automated, systematic solution that can be pre-programmed to provide silent emission-free power when required, for example between 6PM – 6AM. Or can be left to its own intelligent devices, managing your power supply as it sees fit.
When demand reduces, the BES units (hybrid generator) takes over the load, therefore turning off the diesel generator and reducing the amount of fuel consumed within your project.
As a result of burning less fuel, BES units (hybrid generators) contribute to projects reducing their CO2 and NOx emissions on site.
Due to the battery storage capacity, by utilising a BES units (hybrid generator) alongside a diesel generator, you will benefit from an uninterrupted power supply
BES units (Hybrid generators) benefit from noise elimination, perfect for sites in close proximity to residential neighbours.