How resilient is your energy strategy?
How resilient has your #energystrategy been in this energy crisis?
The #energycrisis will keep rolling.
Western nations have shut down so much #generating capacity before this Russian induced crisis, coupled with a dramatic reduction of Russian gas and oil.
Meanwhile, on the demand side within businesses there is increase in automation of production, as well as businesses switching to #eMobility.
As the energy crisis grows, businesses and energy managers need to look at alternative solutions. One of these, is onsite #renewablegeneration, within a smart microgrid that provides visibility and control.
The #smartmicrogrid can be made up of multiple sources of generation both #renewable and non-renewable. MaxGen provides only renewable generation such as #solar, #wind, and #renewableCHP (using used cooking oil).
It is useful to look at a comparison between some of the different forms of renewable generation available in order to assess there usefulness to a business.
1 MW of solar will produce approximately:
- 850 MWs in a year
- 4 MW per day in summer
- 1 MW per day in winter
I MW of field scale solar needs about 4 acres and costs some 4 p/kWh
1 MW of commercial #rooftopsolarcosts some 5 p/kWh
1 MW of commercial #carportsolarcosts some 8 p/kWh
1 MW wind turbine with an average wind speed of 7.5 mph will produce approximately:
3,345 MWs in a year
Mathematically averaging 9 MWs per day (in winter this would closer to 11 MWs and in winter as low as 7 MWs in summer)
1 MW wind turbine needs about 0.25 of an acre, and costs about £1.25 million
1 MW of a renewable CHP will produce approximately:
- 7,800 MWs in a year
- 21 MWs per day as an average with maintenance and downtime
The cost would be 21 p/kWh - 30 p/kWh
The smart #renewablemicrogrid enables businesses to reduce energy cost, carbon, and risk.
This can be a win, win, win solution for the business - Connect in with MaxGen