Electrify a village, an island, …
Lack of access to energy mostly affects the most isolated rural areas.
About 85% of the population who do not have access to energy live in rural areas. However, the main beneficiaries of programs for access to energy have principally been townspeople, since urban projects enjoy large economies of scale.
1.2 billion people on the planet do not yet have access to electricity , according to a 2013 report by the World Bank, “Global Tracking Framework Report”. These people primarily live in twenty or so Sub Saharan African countries and in Asia.
So the generation of energy from Diesel electric generators plays a primary role for many industrial companies and rural communities across the world, especially in isolated areas where an electric grid infrastructure is non existent. Electric generators allow electric grids to be created easily, with a small initial investment.
However, there are numerous drawbacks of “all-Diesel”: dependence on Diesel, a scarce and non renewable energy source; the cost of energy produced because of the high price of oil and the difficulty of providing fuel storage; the increase in CO² emissions, etc.
TODAY THERE IS AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION THAT MIXES RENEWABLE AND FOSSIL ENERGY: HYBRIDIZATION.
The GELEC technology is perfectly suited to the creation of the Micro Grid for isolated and insular communities, supporting the development of electric power plants with power as high as 1 mega Watt with storage, and above that without storage.
A VILLAGE IN AFRICA :
Rural electrification is typically the ideal application for a large scale hybrid system that will ensure autonomous energy by a drastic reduction in the use of diesel fuel, thereby reducing dependence on transportation and delivery.
A MINE IN AUSTRALIA :
Mining activities are considered very polluting, but hybrid energy can considerably reduce the environmental impact of the electrical supply of this type by using solar or wind energy.
It provides stable electricity with a strong ability to meet power demands.