Fuel Displacement Solutions
Solar is cheaper than diesel. With fixed pricing and no fuel-price volatility, solar represents a meaningful value proposition for anyone burning liquid fuel as their primary energy source. First Solar’s FuelSmart™ solutions combine photovoltaic (PV) solar generation with a fossil fuel engine generator to reduce fuel consumption and save costs. Think of solar as a source of fuel, not just additional generation capacity. PV hybrid systems are designed to operate as a secondary power source to reduce fuel consumption and are not intended to replace the existing thermal infrastructure.
- Reduce fuel consumption and save costs
- Reduce the risk of fuel-price volatility
- Increase energy independence
- Reduce CO2 emissions and exposure to increased air quality and sound regulations
- Reduce generator operating time and increase operational life
Our FuelSmart™ hybrid solutions are designed to capitalize on the value of solar while ensuring reliable system integration and plant operations. In this capacity, the PV plant serves as a secondary power source and seamlessly integrates with the existing thermal infrastructure to maintain dependable operations.
Our FuelSmart™ solutions present a meaningful value proposition for a wide variety of customers. From utilities and grid operators, oil and gas, and mining, to desalination, agriculture, and industrial industries, anyone relying on expensive liquid fuels can reduce their fuel consumption and reduce their variable costs.