SolarMill | Hybrid Power Generation using Solar and Wind | Lavancha

Hybrid Power Plant

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Hybrid Power Plant is an integrated hybrid energy solution of harnessing both the sunlight on-site and wind energy available from low altitudes in urban and rural environments.  The system integrates solar and wind energy systems to capture complementary solar and wind resources.

Hybrid Power Plant system is based on a modular, scalable, distributed renewable energy system designed and optimized for On and Off-grid installations. At its core is a highly efficient wind energy device, utilizing three (3) low-profile vertical axis wind turbines mounted on a single base. The units can be interconnected to increase a user’s energy production capability in low and turbulent wind environments. The turbines are silent and Omni-directional which mean they accept and operate with wind from all directions

The Solar Energy system consists integrated Solar Panels on the same mounting structure with electronics and inverters to capture the natural daylight to convert Solar Energy to electricity.

The Hybrid Power Plant generators are controlled by the system onboard electronics. There is the mechanical break system to protect the system from extreme weather conditions.

Hybrid Power Plant allows customers access to use clean and renewable energy sources for all their energy needs with reduced energy costs and lowering the overall environmental impact. These are available in aesthetically pleasing colors that fit the customer specifications.

Different Installation Configurations

The product is installed in the prevailing wind direction to make the maximum use of the available wind optimally at 45 degrees of perpendicular to the prevailing wind direction at elevated heights away from obstructions and where plenty of sunlight is available. Also since the product generates significant high wind forces, the different installation configurations should withstand the tensile and compressive forces.

Grid Tied
In this case the bank of batteries is connected to a Grid tie inverter which connects to the grid. The inverter pushes power back to the grid as the battery is fully charged.

Off-grid Storage
In this case the bank of batteries is connected to a Non-Grid tie inverter which powers the AC devices. A voltage converter could also be used to power DC powered devices. An important thing to note is, there could be wastage of energy if the loads are not continuously discharging the batteries.

Performance Advantages:

  • Economical: Lowest price per watt of comparable renewable energy devices.
  • Reliable: The Wind and Solar Hybrid Platforms provide a power consistency unmatched by other standalone wind and solar platforms.
  • Smart: Integrated Electronics allow for independent MPPT by turbine and panel with a smart bus control system
    • Easy Installation – Plug & Play
    • Maintenance free
    • 24 hour Power Generation
    • Modular / Scalable
  • Produces More Energy per sq ft area.
  • Suitable to both on and off grid applications
  • Easy power generation monitoring using online tools
  • Power generation starting at 2 m/s wind speed.

Features of Hybrid Power Plant

  • Three Vertical Axis Wind Turbines.
  • Cut in wind speed – 2.5 m/s & Cut-out wind speed- 18 m/s
  • Scalable to meet user defined KW need- interconnection cables provided.
  • Intergrated Maximum Power Point Tracking with “smart” bus logic control technology – 48vDC
  • Temperature sensing electronic for thermal protection
  • Able to withstand temparture ranges from 30c to 50C
  • International Protection Rating

4 types of Hybrid Power Plant

Hybrid Power Plant : SM1-1P

Hybrid Power Plant : SM1-2P

Hybrid Power Plant : SM2-3P

Hybrid Power Plant : SM2-6P

Performance Advantages

  • Roof-Top Wind & Solar Hybrid Energy System.
  • Stable 24-hour power production capability.
  • Maximizes energy density.
  • Scalable power generation.
  • Mechanical braking at high-speed winds beyond 18.5 m/s.
  • Appropriate for on or off grid applications.
  • Offsets peak energy pricing for grid-tied systems.
  • Online tool for power generation monitoring.
  • Power generation starting at 2 m/s wind speed.

Installation Benefits

  • Easy to mount on any structure.
  • Flexible Installation – ballasted or roof penetration.
  • Visually engaging design.
  • Environment-friendly, silent operation.

Features

  • Low profile Vertical Axis Savonius Wind Turbines. Cut-in wind speed – 2 m/s & Cut-out wind speed – 18.5 m/s.
  • Scalable to user defined KW need – interconnection cables provided.
  • Integrated Maximum Power Point Tracking
  • (MPPT) with “smart” bus logic control technology – 48vDC.
  • Easy assembly and maintenance.
  • Minimal running maintenance required.
  • Custom colors available.
  • Temperature sensing electronics for thermal protection.
  • Able to withstand temperature ranges from -30°C to 50°C.

Model Comparision

Entire SystemSM1-1PSM1-2PSM2-3PSM2-6P
Hybrid Power Plants Dimensions1460 mm (L) x 850 mm (W) x 1900 mm (H)1460 mm (X) x 1840 mm (Y) x 1900 mm (Z)2950 mm (L) x 692 mm (W) x 1732 mm (H)3100mm(X) x 2555mm (Y) x 1900mm(Z)
Weight185 lbs | 83.91 kgs225 lbs | 102.06 kgs410 lbs | 185.97 kgs555 lbs | 251.74 kgs
Cover MaterialUV Resistant HDPEUV Resistant HDPEUV Resistant HDPEUV Resistant HDPE
FrameGalvanized G-90 Steel and AluminumGalvanized G-90 Steel and AluminumGalvanized G-90 Steel and AluminumGalvanized G-90 Steel and Aluminum
Electronics Enclosure RatingIP53IP53IP53IP53
Electrical ConnectionOn-Board Battery Charge Controller Grid-Tied Inverter (Optional)On-Board Battery Charge Controller Grid-Tied Inverter (Optional)On-Board Battery Charge Controller Grid-Tied Inverter (Optional)On-Board Battery Charge Controller Grid-Tied Inverter (Optional)
GeneratorPermanent Magnet Axial GapPermanent Magnet Axial GapPermanent Magnet Axial GapPermanent Magnet Axial Gap
Design Life20 Years20 Years20 Years20 Years
Wind ComponentSM1-1PSM1-2PSM2-3PSM2-6P
Turbine Rated Power Output143 W @ 11 m/s143 W @ 11 m/s286 W @ 11 m/s286 W @ 11 m/s
Wind Component Maximum Power Output500 W @ 17 m/s500 W @ 17 m/s1000 W @ 17 m/s1000 W @ 17 m/s
Maximum Voltage57 DC57 DC57 DC57 DC
Maximum Current30 Amps30 Amps30 Amps30 Amps
Rotor Diameter13 in | 0.33 m13 in | 0.33 m13 in | 0.33 m13 in | 0.33 m
Cut-In Wind Speed4.5 mph | 2 m/s4.5 mph | 2 m/s4.5 mph | 2 m/s4.5 mph | 2 m/s
Cut-Out Wind Speed38 mph | 18.5 m/s38 mph | 18.5 m/s38 mph | 18.5 m/s38 mph | 18.5 m/s
Swept Area1,519 in2 | 0.980m21,519 in2 | 0.980m21,519 in2 | 0.980m21,519 in2 | 0.980m2
Turbine MaterialGalvanized G90 SteelGalvanized G90 SteelGalvanized G90 SteelGalvanized G90 Steel
Solar ComponentSM1-1PSM1-2PSM2-3PSM2-6P
Maximum Power (Pmpp)245 W490 W735 W1470 W
Voltage at Max Power (Vmpp)30.1 V30.1 V30.1 V30.1 V
Current at Max Power (lmpp)8.2 A8.2 A8.2 A8.2 A
Open Circuit Voltage (Voc)37.7 V37.7 V37.7 V37.7 V
Short Circuit Voltage (Isc)8.7 A8.7 A8.7 A8.7 A
* Reduction in module efficiency with decrease in irradiation level from 1000 W/ m2 to 200 W/m2 (at 25 degrees C)
Maximum System Voltage1000 V1000 V1000 V1000 V
Solar CellsMonocrystallineMonocrystallineMonocrystallineMonocrystalline
No. of Cells60120180360