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Designs and installs alternative energy power systems for residential, commercial, institutional, and remote applications. Alpha Energy
PV array is only charging source 6 to 10 days battery autonomy Best for loads under 150W Best with DC loads, but AC loads okay Pole, ground, wall, and trailer mounts Uncontrolled battery environment Can include battery charger for use with portable generator Solar Power Supplies - SPS
Optional Features: Inverter for powering AC loads AC battery charger, which can be connected to a portable generator Maximum power tracking to get most out of PV array Low voltage disconnect to protect batteries Low voltage and high voltage alarms Remote control & monitoring
SPS Case Study Customer: Greenstar Engineering Application: Remote SCADA Location: New York State Load: Waste site monitoring, 25W, 12V Solution: SPS12-246/324G (12VDC, 246W PV, 324Ah battery) (2) Sharp 123W, 12 VDC PV modules (1) Morningstar charge/load controller (3) East Penn 108Ah solar gel batteries (1) PRC1000 programmable relay controller Programmable relay allows scheduled load control Approximate Cost: $2,300 Customer Feedback: Working Great!
Hybrid Power Supplies - HPS Designed for applications with larger electric loads or requiring greater reliability in areas with highly variable solar resources. Incorporate an auxiliary engine generator sized to provide 25% to 75% of the load energy, with the balance supplied by the solar array. The generator operates at full load providing optimum energy delivery, and higher system fuel and maintenance efficiency.
Hybrid Power Supplies - HPS PV array and generator charge batteries 4 to 7 days battery autonomy Best for loads larger than 200W Best with DC loads, but AC loads okay Skid and trailer mounted systems pre-integrated Semi-controlled battery environment For larger loads, heavy-duty or two alternating generators recommended Wind turbines can be added as charging source
HPS Case Study Alamosa PCS (Sprint) Alpha HPS /1500/6 4 to 7 days battery autonomy 900W PV Array 1500 Ah MTI battery bank 6 kW AlphaGen DC generator Skid Mounted Installed in one day! Annual recurring cost savings (fuel and maintenance) ~$20,000 / yr Including Capital Cost: Pay Back in 1-2 years
Challenges and Opportunities Challenges for Bell Mobility Remote location Off grid ~ no commercial AC present Very high wind strength area Helicopter access only; located 700metres above sea level on Anvil Island Lack of experience Opportunity for Alpha Our strengths proved valuable Network experience and customer history Proven relationship and experience in their backyard
What was required… Hybrid Power System incorporating: DC System Cordex Controller Solar Charge Controller 2.6kW PV Array AlphaGen 5kW DC generator with external propane tanks to supply up to 3 days… DC distribution
Technical Details Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells UV stable teflon foil Glued to metal sheet or foil Special developed glue for long lasting connections CE and SKII approved 92W per unit High voltage – one unit can feed one PV inverter
Applications Roofs that cannot support the weight of crystalline modules Roofs not oriented to the south – complete roof can be covered Large roofs where efficiency is not the point Curved surfaces