Trimode optimizes hybrid power plants. Final report: Phase 2

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In the Phase 2 project, Abacus Controls Inc. did research and development of hybrid systems that combine the energy sources from photovoltaics, batteries, and diesel-generators and demonstrated that they are economically feasible for small power plants in many parts of the world. The Trimode Power Processor reduces the fuel consumption of the diesel-generator to its minimum by presenting itself as the perfect electrical load to the generator. A 30-kW three-phase unit was tested at Sandia National Laboratories to prove its worthiness in actual field conditions. The use of photovoltaics at remote locations where reliability of supply requires a diesel-generator will ... continued below

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O`Sullivan, G. A. & O`Sullivan, J. A. July 1, 1998.

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In the Phase 2 project, Abacus Controls Inc. did research and development of hybrid systems that combine the energy sources from photovoltaics, batteries, and diesel-generators and demonstrated that they are economically feasible for small power plants in many parts of the world. The Trimode Power Processor reduces the fuel consumption of the diesel-generator to its minimum by presenting itself as the perfect electrical load to the generator. A 30-kW three-phase unit was tested at Sandia National Laboratories to prove its worthiness in actual field conditions. The use of photovoltaics at remote locations where reliability of supply requires a diesel-generator will lower costs to operate by reducing the run time of the diesel generator. The numerous benefits include longer times between maintenance for the diesel engine and better power quality from the generator. 32 figs.

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OSTI as DE98006278

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  • Other: DE98006278
  • Report No.: SAND--98-0499
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000;FG02-94ER81689
  • DOI: 10.2172/656875 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 656875
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703670

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O`Sullivan, G. A. & O`Sullivan, J. A. Trimode optimizes hybrid power plants. Final report: Phase 2, report, July 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703670/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.