As a young, ambitious country, Lebanon has to satisfy a massive increase in energy consumption. However, the country’s energy generation is not sufficient to meet the current demand. Electricity from the grid is expensive and the supply is not stable.
Industrial enterprises in particular have to ensure an uninterrupted power supply to ensure 24/7 operation of their production. Because of this, many operators rely on additional backup gensets to supply their loads, leading to higher costs. To counteract these increased electricity supply costs, the operator of a plastic molding company in Zouk Mosbeh decided to integrate a PV plant into the company’s electricity grid.
The PV diesel hybrid system, incorporating the SMA Fuel Save Solution, reduces the use of expensive power from both the public grid and gensets, and optimizes the consumption of PV energy. Additionally, the electricity network is stabilized by the decentralized production.
Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
Comissioning in April 2014
Installed PV power: 192 kWp
Diesel generators: 3 x 750 kVA
EPC: Elements Wind & Sun
Operator: API Plastics
Annual diesel savings: approx. 70,000 l
PV System Technology
8 SMA Sunny Tripower 20000TL Economic Excellence
SMA Fuel Save Controller