Solutions HINODDÉ :
Micro-grids

MICRO-GRIDS VS SOLAR GENERATORS

Given the high costs of deployment of public electric grids, independent micro-grids are the best solution for decentralization and accelerated access to energy in countries with severe constraints (whether geographical or budgetary): a new opportunity for village clusters in remote areas or small urban communities to gain access to electricity.

IN SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL ECONOMY

As opposed to individual systems (SHS), micro-grids allow for wider and more intensive electricity use, facilitating the management of a small local economy of a few hundred people: schools and health centres, small-scale production activities and one-stop-shops, in addition to meeting basic household needs – which could be taxed by installing individual meters.

But as needs naturally increase after access to electric consumption has first been established, independent photovoltaic micro-grids rapidly need to be supplemented by… diesel generators for additional output during peak hours, at night, or early in the morning.

MANDATORY PROJECT STUDY

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Such access to modern energy sources does come with some constraints, however, such as initial investment, the complexity of architectures, and system management and maintenance, requiring specific electrical expertise.

Investing in an independent photovoltaic micro-grid therefore requires an exhaustive feasibility study and strong prior commitment from different parties – supplier, developer/promoter, private investors and public partners, clients – from the original objective, scaling and architecture choice to on-site deployment, from setting up the technical management and maintenance instruments, to expected returns, representing a fairly lengthy period of project management.

CLEAR POSITIONING

This is why HINODDE will only commit itself and become involved as a partner in such projects if they can demonstrate their viability through a (human, economic and financial) rationale.

If this is not the case, HINODDé considers its ready-to-use solar generators – including its two hybrid power generators – which can be deployed immediately and without preconditions, to be the best alternative, the best investment to be made today and in the long term.