AGC 150 Hybrid keeps egg production running in subtropical Brazil
“DEIF has been an excellent partner throughout this project.”
Carlos Alberto Parolari, Luz Sol Energia Solar
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AGC 150 Hybrid
Providing all necessary functions for protection and control of hybrid installations, the AGC 150 Hybrid is ideal for small and medium PV plants with up to 16 inverters in many different hybrid applications.
New hybrid solution with DEIF control
The company Luz Sol Energia Solar designed a solution with DEIF that includes a 229 kWp PV plant with 4 Fronius inverters, maintaining the 260 kVA emergency generator, the energy company and DEIF’s power management system. The PV plant is capable of producing an average of 27,000 kWh a month, equivalent to 70% of the power consumption of the henhouse.
The main component of the control system is the DEIF AGC 150 Hybrid controller which fulfilled the project requirements to the letter. The controller is capable of controlling PV, genset, and grid power sources according to the user’s requirements, for example prioritising mains or solar power whenever possible and only switching to genset power when nothing else is available. When running in Mains Power Export (MPE) mode, the controller also enables the user to sell excess power to the mains grid.
DEIF delivered the AGC 150 Hybrid and a DBC-1 battery charger in a pre-assembled panel, ready for onsite installation. In addition, DEIF provided training and commissioning for the Luz Sol Energia Solar staff, preparing them for handling the DEIF equipment and getting the solution up and running quickly.
Reliable power and significant fuel savings
The hybrid solution was installed and commissioned on 20 April 2023, and the egg farm now has an entirely automated control system that keeps the power flowing, and the business going, while requiring no manual intervention by the end user. In the event of a grid failure, the AGC 150 Hybrid activates the protection and disconnects the energy company, starts the emergency generator and restores the operation of the solar system adjusting the operation of the solar system, seeking the biggest savings in fuel consumption from generator.
According to Carlos Alberto Parolari, CEO of Luz Sol Energia Solar, this pilot hybrid system already in operation, generate a fuel saving of BRL 3,000.00/month, only for the first henhouse cell (generator, PV power, power grid and 2 henhouses). Today the customer has installed 9 production cells, which after implementation in the remains cells, will bring a saving of BRL 27,000.00/month with the use of the generator.
Luz Sol Energia Solar
Headquarters: Catanduva, São Paulo state, Brazil
Activities: Design and installation of solar energy systems for a wide range of clients
Walysson Henrique Faria Pereira
Sales Account Manager