Solar power attachment to reduce generator fuel consumption

Solar power attachment to reduce generator fuel consumptionFirefly Solar has launched the solar-powered Cygnus Hybrid Power Generator (HPG) which can reportedly save as much as 40,000 litres of fuel each year


The generator, which is available for hire or sale by Speedy Hire, connects to standard diesel generators to cut their fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent, Firefly Solar said.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the 12-24 kVA Cygnus HPG is compatible with all diesel generators and can be used to provide primary, standalone, stand by or emergency power.

Firefly Solar founder and CEO Andy Mead said, “Traditional diesel generators have long been the natural choice for temporary and remote power, but as with the introduction of hybrid fuel systems in cars, our technology will deliver improved efficiency, fuel savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

“With this new product we have dramatically increased battery storage, which means longer run times without the need to use a diesel generator. What’s more the Cygnus HPG will integrate seamlessly with renewable power sources such as solar – providing a fully stand-alone power solution,” he added.

Running at low load, a typical 100 kVA will consume up to 10 litres of diesel per hour, but when integrated with a Cygnus HPG, which uses a built-in intelligent load management system, the generator is automatically switched off and no diesel is required, Firefly Solar said.

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