ICOMM Hybrid Systems make optimal use of sunlight and wind speeds - the two major resources readily available in the South Asian sub-continent. Hybrid systems are usually a combination of photovoltaic with wind turbines and/or generators running on diesel or bio fuels. Power generated by the Photo Voltaic array during the day is stored in the battery bank through an energy manager, which controls the complete system.
ICOMM India is equipped to offer reliable off-grid and hybrid solutions for all energy needs for telecom connectivity, especially rural connectivity, where powering critical loads are often a challenge. Diesel generators are expensive to run, and may also require frequent maintenance support. A judicious mix of solar and other renewable technologies, coupled with a diesel generator / grid, can offer a techno-commercially viable solution that will power the backbone of rural connectivity.
The most common hybrid system involves Photovoltaic cells with fossil fuel generators – approximately 78%. Hybrid System is ideal for electrification of remote villages in India.
The ICOMM Wind Turbine is a very robust small wind turbine adapted for stand-alone power supply. It is,
- Designed to withstand extreme climates
- Equipped with a bi-directional inverter hybrid energy manager
- Can be integrated into a hybrid with different energy sources such as PV or diesel generators
- Requires very little maintenance and can be easily assembled and installed on site
- Typical applications range from house or village electrification, small enterprises to water pumping
The ICOMMM wind generator starts generating power when wind reaches the cut-in speed of 3m/s and the output is stored in the battery bank. This energy is drawn by the electrical loads through the inverter, which converts DC power into AC power. The inverter has in-built protection against short-circuit, overheating, low battery voltage and overload. The battery bank is designed to feed the loads up to a certain number of days with no sun or wind, depending upon the system requirement.
The wind turbine is self-regulated with a patented pitch control mechanism which guarantees a stable energy output during strong winds. It also ensures storm protection and is much lighter than conventional small wind turbines. During very windy periods, the excess energy is dissipated through a dump load, which can be used for heating purposes.