SMA FUEL SAVE CONTROLLER

SMA FUEL SAVE CONTROLLER

Use photovoltaics and save fuel

The SMA Fuel Save Controller (FSC) is a key component of the SMA solution for photovoltaic/diesel hybrid systems. It allows the use of cost-efficient solar energy to generate power in order to lower fuel consumption from diesel generators. As the interface connecting the diesel generator, the PV system and the load, it manages need-based PV feed-in according to load and generation profiles of the system as a whole. The FSC performs comprehensive grid management functions, ensures maximum operational safety, and minimizes operating expenditure and CO2 emissions.
The second generation of the FSC is available for system sizes of 100 kW to 50 MW. Hybrid systems with SMA technologies offer modular expansion at any time and optimum system control through remote monitoring.

The SMA Fuel Save Controller is available in the following versions: M, L and customized


Version M

Functions

  • Management of reserve capacity
  • Reactive power control via PV inverter
  • Backfeed protection for diesel generators
  • Fully automated system operation

  

  • Remote monitoring and control via SCADA
  • Compatible interfaces to all relevant diesel controls
  • Intelligent grid feed-in management

Easy Usability and Compact Design

  • Faster planning process due to predesigned standard system setups
  • Quick wall installation thanks to compact one box design and simple configuration
  • Suitable for nearly all system configurations

Cost Effective

  • Simple and fast installation due to clear layout
  • Easy commissioning with standard PC
  • Remote monitoring and adjustment of settings possible via SCADA

Version L

Functions

  • Management of reserve capacity
  • Reactive power control via PV inverter
  • Backfeed protection for diesel generators
  • Fully automated system operation
  • Compatible interfaces to all relevant diesel controls
  • Installation of large distributed systems possible

  

  • Provision of peak load via battery
  • Diesel reserve capacity reduced due to battery storage systems
  • Integration of larger solar generator possible due to battery storage systems
  • Remote monitoring and control via SCADA
  • Intelligent grid feed-in management

Tailor-Made

  • The modular concept allows system setups where long distances between the PV system and the gensets must be covered.
  • The PV system can be expanded at any time.
  • An optional battery-storage system including the Sunny Central Storage battery inverter can be integrated as well.
  • Both central and string inverters can be used.

High Yields

  • High PV penetration of up to 75% lowers total energy costs.
  • An optional storage integration with the Sunny Central Storage battery inverter increases the PV penetration level and reduces the number of must run gensets.
  • SMA's Technical Consultants support the customer by designing the system for maximum fuel savings.

Customized

The modular design of the FSC allows for individual adjustments according to project requirements. Please contact your SMA contact person for more information.

Solutions

Discover our PV Diesel Hybrid Applications.

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References

The SMA Fuel Save Controller is in use around the world.

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Contact

You have a question? Speak to an SMA Expert.

Sales@SMA.de

SMA FUEL SAVE CONTROLLER M & L

SUNNY TRIPOWER 12000TL-US

SUNNY TRIPOWER 12000TL-US / 15000TL-US / 20000TL-US / 24000TL-US / 30000TL-US

More power. More flexibility. More profit.

  • Topology: Transformerless
  • Max. DC-voltage: 1000 V
  • Max. AC-power: 12000 VA / 15000 VA / 20000 VA / 24000 VA / 30000 VA
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SUNNY TRIPOWER 20000TL-30

SUNNY TRIPOWER 20000TL / 25000TL

The versatile specialist for large-scale commercial plants and solar power plants

  • Topology: Transformerless
  • Max. DC-voltage: 1000 V
  • Max. apparent AC power: 20000 VA / 25000 VA
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On demand

SUNNY TRIPOWER 60


SUNNY TRIPOWER 60

The efficient solution for tomorrow’s large-scale PV power plants

  • Topology: Transformerless
  • Max. input voltage: 1,000 V
  • Max. apparent AC power: 60.000 VA
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SMA FUEL SAVE CONTROLLER L

SUNNY CENTRAL 1000CP XT

SUNNY CENTRAL 1000CP XT

The most powerful CP with an output of 1 megawatt

  • Max. permissible DC voltage: 1000 V
  • Nominal AC power (@ 40 °C): 1000 kVA
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SUNNY CENTRAL 800CP XT

SUNNY CENTRAL 800CP XT / 850CP XT / 900CP XT

The extended CP XT: peak output up to 1 megawatt

  • Max. permissible DC voltage: 1000 V
  • Nominal AC power (@ 50 °C): 800 kVA / 850 kVA / 900 kVA
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SUNNY CENTRAL 500CP XT

SUNNY CENTRAL 500CP XT / 630CP XT / 720CP XT / 760CP XT

The extended CP XT: more features included

  • Max. permissible DC voltage: 1000 V
  • Nominal AC power (@ 50 °C): 500 kVA / 630 kVA / 720 kVA / 760 kVA
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SUNNY CENTRAL STORAGE 800

SUNNY CENTRAL STORAGE 800 / 850 / 900

Large Scale Battery Storage for maximized yields and reduced system costs

  • Max. permissible DC voltage: 950 V
  • Nominal AC power (@ 50 °C): 800 kVA / 850 kVA / 900 kVA
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SUNNY CENTRAL STORAGE 500

SUNNY CENTRAL STORAGE 500 / 630 / 720 / 760 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1000

Inverter for Large-Scale Battery Storage Systems

  • Max. permissible DC voltage: 850 V / 950 V
  • Nominal AC power (@ 40 °C, 50 °C): 500 kVA / 630 kVA / 720 kVA / 760 kVA / 800 kVA / 850 kVA / 900 kVA / 1000 kVA
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Solutions

Discover our PV Diesel Hybrid Applications.

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References

The SMA Fuel Save Controller is in use around the world.

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Contact

You have a question? Speak to an SMA Expert.

Sales@SMA.de

Language

User Manual

User Manual - SMA FUEL SAVE CONTROLLER 2.0M FSC20-BA-en-10.pdf
  • Type: User Manual
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: FSC20-BA-en-10
  • Version: 1.0

Data sheet

SMA FUEL SAVE CONTROLLER - Use photovoltaics and save fuel FSCM-DEN1531-V21web.pdf
  • Type: Data sheet
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: FSCM-L-DEN1531-V21
  • Version: 2.1

Operating Instructions

Operating Manual - SMA FUEL SAVE CONTROLLER 2.0M with DATA ACQUSITION MODULE FSC20M-DAQ-BE-en-10.pdf
  • Type: Operating Instructions
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: FSC20M-DAQ-BE-en-10
  • Version: 1.0
Operating Manual - SMA FUEL SAVE CONTROLLER 2.0M with SUNNY CENTRAL CP XT FSC20-SCCP-BE-en-10.pdf
  • Type: Operating Instructions
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: FSC20-SCCP-BE-en-10
  • Version: 1.0

Installation Guide

Installation Manual - SMA FUEL SAVE CONTROLLER 2.0M FSC20-IA-en-10.pdf
  • Type: Installation Guide
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: FSC20-IA-en-10
  • Version: 1.0

Technical information

Technical Information - Gensets in PV Diesel Hybrid Systems with SMA Fuel Save Controller 2.0M FSC20-Gensets-TI-en-10.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: FSC20-Gensets-TI-en10
  • Version: 1.0

Manufacturers Declaration

Herstellererklärung // Manufacturer‘s Declaration - Made in Germany Sunny Central Storage / SMA Fuel Save Controller SCS-FSC-ZE-HK-MiG-xx-11.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: International
  • Number: SCS-FSC-ZE-HK-MiG-xx-11
  • Version: 1.1

Solutions

Discover our PV Diesel Hybrid Applications.

Learn more

References

The SMA Fuel Save Controller is in use around the world.

Learn more

Contact

You have a question? Speak to an SMA Expert.

Sales@SMA.de