Off-grid electrical system design has unique considerations where Global Power Technologies can help. An optimized remote system will offer the best power reliability while considering client priorities for cost, efficiency, maintenance or expandability. System designers should consider peak vs nominal power load, current vs future power requirements, fuel availability and access, backup power requirements, efficiency and emissions goals.
Common design oversights include:
Treating off-grid sites like grid power sites
Overlooking operational expenses
Selecting an unreliable source of power for critical loads
Misunderstanding the load profile
Choosing an incorrect backup battery bank
Falling short of regulatory mandates
Site considerations should include:
Extreme weather and temperatures
Hazardous area requirements
Operation and maintenance
If I turn the fuel pressure down, will it help on fuel consumption, or will this hinder performance?
Turning down fuel pressure will reduce fuel consumption. As a result, power output will likely decrease, but won’t damage or affect the system in any way.
How long does a TEG last?
TEGs feature a 20-year design life.
How loud is a TEG?
Relative to most power generation options, TEGs are extremely quiet, as there are no moving parts. The only sound produced by the generator is by the fuel burner.
Can more power be achieved by adding additional TEGs?
Yes. Simply add multiple TEGs in parallel to your site to increase available power.
Can a TEG be added to my existing solar site?
Yes. Solar only sites often fail due to adverse weather conditions, available daily sunlight or failing battery backup. TEGs are the perfect companion to Solar (PV) and, when combined, create the most reliable off-grid power system on the market today. When sunlight is unavailable, or weather conditions unfavorable, the TEG automatically powers up, taking over from solar power production. The TEG float charges the batteries, provides continuous power and allows the solar to take over once conditions are favorable again.
Alternatively, solar power can also be added to an existing TEG site, as can any component required to achieve optimal power output and fuel consumption.