- Published: 10 May 2016 10 May 2016
Gamesa inaugurated a prototype of its offgrid system for the supply of power to remote areas without access to the grid, such as islands, mines and certain rural areas. The system is bundling four sources of power, wind power, solar power, diesel-powered generation and energy storage batteries, with an installed capacity of over 2MW.
The prototype also includes control software custom-developed by Gamesa to facilitate integration of the four technologies. Specifically, the prototype inaugurated combines a G52-850 kW wind turbine with 816 photovoltaic modules (245 kWp) and three 222-kW diesel generators (666 kW). The plan is to add a battery capable of storing 500 kWh / 500 kW by the summer. The prototype will generate enough power to meet the needs of 400 families.