DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, with over 80 years of engineering excellence, recently introduced DI-Solar, a revolutionary solution, enabling the power generated through the existing solar PV systems to be utilized during the prevailing daytime power interruptions, thereby preventing the power wastage.
This is Sri Lanka’s first and only cutting-edge solution in the market that allows the power generated by solar systems to be utilized without any mode of battery storage, which is ideal for the industries facing various challenges due to the power shortage in the country, as it facilitates uninterrupted business operations and reducesthe spend on fuel for generators by 50% to 70%.
In addition to the heavy focus on the industrial usage, DI-Solar also comes with a consumer solution component, which will soon be introduced to the market, further accelerating nation’s green journey.
Industries in Sri Lanka are facing manychallenges in pursuit of seamlessly continuing their business operationsduring the regularpower cuts, without incurring production losses and downtime. Although many business enterprises are having pre-installed rooftop solar PVsystems, they are unable to use the power generated through the solar PV systems during power outages at daytime, as the grid is not available.Thus, they are compelled to entirely depend ongenerators,to continue operations at a time when fuel incurs a high cost.
The continuous offering of innovative solutionsto address theissuesof the country’spower sector is a testament toDIMO’s vast expertise in the power and energy sector.
DI-Solar offers, a high-tech controller from a leading manufacturer inEurope that would be installed on new or existing solar PVsystems and whenever there is adaytime power interruption, it enables the premises to operate as an off-grid system and utilize the power generated through the solar PV system to cater to the internal requirement, which otherwise would have been wasted.
When power interruptions occur during thedaytime, the generators will start producing electricity to serve the electricity demand in the premises.In the next instance, the proposedcontroller comesinto operation by using the parameters in the electricity generated by the generator to trigger solar PV inverters to be switched on. Thesolar PV inverters will then commence its processof generating electricity and become the primary energy source to caterthe load, while reducing the electricity generation by generators,resulting in a reduction of fuel consumption. Moreover, this solution can be further improved to use even during the night-time power interruptions by integrating a battery. DI-Solarcan be customised according to any existingsolarPV system and the company also offers solar PV systems with this solution for the industrialists who do not possess pre-installed solar PV systems to power their plants.
Mr. Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman & Managing Director of DIMO said, “This project is yet another timely offering by DIMO and we continue to fuel the dreams and aspirations of the communities we serve in, providing the nation the means to switch to renewable energy solutions, which in the current context is extremely important.”