Reduce your dependence on diesel by a massive 90%
If you already run a diesel generator a diesel reduction system from LC Energy could be exactly what you are looking for. Many householders and businesses that are off-grid use diesel generators to provide power on a 24/7 basis. This is both expensive in terms of supplying the system with diesel, it is also wasteful because the generator has to run even if you are consuming a small amount of power at any moment in time, e.g., through the night. LC Energy has experience of supplmenting existing disel generators with PV /battery systems. This brings the advantage that the diesel only needs to provide power to recharage the battery, and therefore can be run at high efficiency for relatively short periods of time.
By installing a diesel reduction system, you are in control. You decide how much power you want to consume and how it is produced. By adding a a solar-battery storage system you use less diesel and you save on generator maintenance. You also have the benefit of continued power even if the generator fails or is required to be be brought off-line for maintenance. Best of all, our systems are remotely monitored by our team of specialists so we will tell you if the system needs attention or a service visit.
How can we do all this?
In 2012 LC Energy was awarded an AusIndustry Clean Technology Innovation grant to develop the next generation off-grid system for remote power applications including diesel reduction. This builds on many years of installing grid-connected solar systems for residential or commercial buildings, and an internationally-acclaimed expertise in remote data logging for the mining industry. Our new off-grid systems employ state-of-the-art PV panels, inverters and battery systems, tailored for the needs of the individual consumer. We do not market a one-size-fits-all product.
Below – a diesel reduction system recently installed at a mine site in Queensland.