Hybridization in industrial facilities consists of powering the production process from two or more energy sources. In this publication we will specifically discuss hybrid photovoltaic systems, which mostly consist of powering the plant by means of photovoltaic energy and complementing it with power from the grid, thus ensuring a constant supply of energy to the plant, while reducing energy costs when the photovoltaic plant is at full capacity.
Here are the 5 main benefits of hybridization in industrial PV systems:
1. Reduced risk of power supply interruptions
Solar panels are highly dependent on weather conditions, as they are greatly affected by clouds, fog, rain… Even light clouds cause a very high percentage of their generation to drop.
However, having a continuous supply of power from the grid ensures that in the event that the panels are unable to supply sufficient power, the system can pick it up from the grid to compensate and ensure uninterrupted operation.
2. Energy storage capacity with hybridization in industrial photovoltaic systems.
Hybrid systems usually include batteries to store the energy generated by the solar panels during the day for later use. This is especially useful in facilities that require a constant supply of energy, such as factories or water treatment facilities.
3. Reduction of energy costs
By connecting a hybrid system to the grid, cheaper electricity can be harnessed during periods of low demand and solar power can be generated during periods of high demand. This can help to significantly reduce energy costs in the long term.
4. This can help to significantly reduce energy costs in the long term.
Hybridization in industrial photovoltaic systems contributes to reducing the carbon footprint by reducing dependence on fossil energy sources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This contributes to greater sustainability and social responsibility.
5. Greater flexibility in the design of the installation
Hybrid systems allow for greater flexibility in the design of the installation, as different energy sources and energy storage technologies can be combined. This allows designers and facility owners to tailor the system to the specific needs of their business and maximize efficiency and profitability.
In summary, hybridization in industrial PV systems offers a number of benefits ranging from reduced risk of power supply interruptions to cost reduction and positive environmental impact. In addition, the flexibility in the design of the installation allows owners to tailor the system to their specific needs and maximize its efficiency and profitability. If you are considering a photovoltaic installation, it is important to consider the hybridization option to take full advantage of the benefits it offers.