Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is PV Genset Controller?
This controller’s main function is combining the outputs of the solar system and Generators with the grid. Diesel generators and photovoltaic technology can be combined in perfect harmony. Although these technologies have rarely been in demand by the same users in the past, combining them has now become extremely beneficial technically and ecologically. The entire system is controlled effortlessly by the PV system controller. With the PV-Genset Easy solution, photovoltaic systems can be integrated into existing diesel systems quickly and easily. The solution is optimized for low-voltage applications with one diesel generator.
What are the benefits of Energy Live Controller?
The Energy Live PV genset controller provides several benefits, including:
Improved Energy Efficiency: The controller optimizes the use of solar and generator power, ensuring that the energy produced is used effectively and efficiently. This helps to reduce energy costs and save on fuel expenses.
Increased Reliability: The controller ensures that power distribution to the load is balanced. This helps to improve system reliability and reduce the risk of downtime due to power outages.
Remote Monitoring and Control: The Energy Live PV genset controller can be remotely monitored and controlled, allowing for real-time monitoring of the system's performance and enabling quick response to any issues that may arise.
Customizable Settings: The controller allows for customization of the system settings to suit specific energy needs and requirements, providing flexibility and adaptability to changing energy demands.
Easy to Use: The Energy Live PV genset controller is user-friendly and easy to use, requiring minimal training to operate. This simplifies system management and reduces the risk of human error.
Overall, the Energy Live PV genset controller provides a comprehensive solution for managing power systems, ensuring efficient use of energy, increased reliability, and ease of use.
How Energy Live PV geneset controller work as zero export device?
Energy Live PV genset controller can be configured as a zero export device to prevent excess power generated by the solar panels from being exported back to the grid. This is typically done to comply with regulations or to avoid penalties for exporting power to the grid without permission.
To work as a zero export device, the PV genset controller monitors the power output from the solar panels and the power consumption by the load. If the solar power generation exceeds the load demand, the controller limits the power output to prevent any excess power from being exported to the grid.
The controller accomplishes this by dynamically adjusting the generator set's power output to match the load demand. When solar power production is high, the controller reduces the generator set's power output to avoid exporting power. Conversely, when solar power production is low, the controller increases the generator set's power output to meet the load demand.
Overall, a PV genset controller can work as a zero export device by closely monitoring the power output and load demand, and dynamically adjusting the generator set's power output to prevent excess power from being exported to the grid. This helps to ensure compliance with regulations and avoid penalties while still allowing for efficient and reliable use of solar and generator power.
Difference between On-Grid and Hybrid inverters w.r.t. working.
On-grid inverters and hybrid inverters are two different types of inverters used in solar power systems, and their working principles differ significantly.
On-grid inverters are used in grid-tied solar power systems where solar panels are directly connected to the utility grid. These inverters convert the DC power generated by the solar panels into AC power that can be fed directly into the grid. When the solar panels are producing more power than the load demands, the excess power is exported to the grid, and when the load demands more power than the solar panels are producing, the grid supplies the shortfall. On-grid inverters typically do not have batteries or a backup power source, and they do not provide power during a grid outage.
Hybrid inverters, on the other hand, are used in hybrid solar power systems that combine solar panels, batteries, and a backup power source such as a generator set. These inverters can work in both on-grid and off-grid modes, depending on the system configuration and the availability of grid power. When the solar panels are producing more power than the load demands, the excess power is used to charge the batteries, and when the load demands more power than the solar panels are producing, the batteries discharge to supply the shortfall. If the batteries become depleted and the solar panels cannot meet the load demand, the backup power source is activated to provide power to the load. Hybrid inverters manage the power flow between the solar panels, batteries, and the backup power source, ensuring optimal use of available power and efficient energy management.
In summary, the main difference between on-grid and hybrid inverters is that on-grid inverters are used in grid-tied solar power systems, while hybrid inverters are used in hybrid solar power systems that combine solar panels, batteries, and a backup power source. On-grid inverters feed excess power back to the grid, while hybrid inverters manage power flow between the solar panels, batteries, and backup power source to provide optimal use of available power and efficient energy management.
Which parameters sense On-Grid inverters while working on generators?
On-grid inverters are designed to work with grid-tied solar power systems, and they are not typically used with generator sets. However, in some cases, on-grid inverters may be used with generator sets to provide backup power during a grid outage.
When an on-grid inverter is operating on a generator, there are several parameters that it may sense to ensure proper operation and protect the system components:
Voltage and Frequency: On-grid inverters are designed to operate within a specific voltage and frequency range. When operating on a generator, the inverter will sense the voltage and frequency of the generator's output to ensure that it is within the allowable range. If the voltage or frequency exceeds the allowable range, the inverter may shut down to protect itself and other system components.
Power Factor: On-grid inverters are designed to have a power factor of unity (1.0), which means that they provide a balanced amount of real power and reactive power. When operating on a generator, the inverter may sense the power factor of the generator's output and adjust its own power factor to match.
Synchronization: When the grid is present, on-grid inverters synchronize their output with the grid's voltage and frequency. When operating on a generator, the inverter may sense the generator's voltage and frequency and adjust its own output to synchronize with the generator. This is important to ensure that the inverter's output is in phase with the generator's output and to prevent damage to the inverter and other system components.
Overall, when an on-grid inverter is operating on a generator, it will sense several parameters related to voltage, frequency, power factor, and synchronization to ensure proper operation and protect system components.