Green Engineering/Solar Hybrids

In the world of remote power customers want to be 'green energy' but they need to have reliability. These two criteria are not always compatible either for economic reasons, space restrictions or both.  This is where GPT's Solar Hybrids offer a cost effective reliable solution.

It is important to understand that the GlobalSolarHybrid is not carbon free — to maximize reliability, we use a small thermoelectric generator to back-up the primary photovoltaic system. Our back-up will consume some natural gas or propane when in operation. It's carbon impact is minimal as the thermoelectric generator is the secondary power source and only used when the photovoltaic system falters. As a result, the amount of carbon dioxide produced is quite small. In fact, for a 100W system in Fort McMurray, the amount of carbon dioxide produced is approximately 10% of what a propane-fired internal combustion generator would produce.

We understand the desire to have green systems operating in remote locations. We have learned from companies that approach us that it can be difficult, and expensive, to make a highly reliable solar only system (see figure below). Depending on where the system is placed it may need upgrades to achieve 99% reliability. To put things in perspective, a 99% reliable system will not deliver power 1% of the time — over a year that equates to 3.65 days! Can you afford to have your equipment down for that long? For critical power installations, most companies say this level of reliability is unacceptable. A GlobalSolarHybrid allows customers to be environmentally-conscious, keep cost reasonable and increase reliability to 99%+. Does this equation work for you? See how it works.

Gentherm Global Power Technologies*(GPT)  Remote power products are designed for a minimum 20-year service life.


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*Formerly:
 Global Thermoelectric