Not only from the sun, it is also possible to generate useful energy with a bit of ... water!

Not only from the sun, it is also possible to generate useful energy with a bit of ... water! In alpine shelters, it is often necessary to build facilities dedicated to the needs of the building, such as the flowing water system from a source consisting of a socket, sedimentation ... Basically, you already have an energy plant available to exploit! In fact, our micro-turbines can work in the same system, producing energy continuously that is precious in an alpine shelter. In fact, unlike solar, turbines, even if small, can produce for 24 consecutive hours, making a great help to consumption and batteries. In these photos, the CAI shelter in Sonvico has integrated a microturbine to our water system that produces about 100 watts and then through batteries get to have 2.4kWh per day more energy to power lights, refrigerators and have a self-sufficiency both with nice that the bad weather!

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How do we make a shelter at an altitude of almost 4000 meters independent?

How do we make a shelter at an altitude of almost 4000 meters independent? With the project, the right products and people!
The difficulties of realizing the right system in these cases are not only sizing but also logistics; bringing material to these sites has a considerable cost due to the use of helicopters. We have therefore provided a FGS Storage system, an island system with 15kW photovoltaic, completely pre-assembled and modular, which allowed the installer to quickly set up the entire system in a dedicated container in a couple of days!

Even in August ...

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...we don't stop! Here there are "some" systems with STUDER INNOTEC photovoltaic controllers ready to leave for Algeria.

We are always particularly enthusiastic when the customer demands quality and personalization, and with Studer Innotec, knowing for years every secret of programming, we can achieve what the customer wants.

Here, a particular load control is managed, keeping a system redundancy for operational safety, when no black-outs are allowed.

Micro inline hydro turbines for aqueducts

Among the various cases of application of off-grid electrical production systems in which FGS Energie Alternative is specialized, there are particular situations when it's extremely convenient or even obligatory for reasons of distance to keep the equipment isolated from the network.

In the aqueducts in mountain areas generally the sources or the first water treatment plants are located on the territory where the availability of water allows, with the consequence that these structures are found in narrow gorges or ravines, small valleys, very frequently unreachable even to wheeled vehicles, where a maintenance worker can only arrive on foot.

In these cases the electric current of the network is obviously absent for various reasons, first of all the fact that generally, and at least in the past, no particular electrical equipment was needed at the source.

In recent years, however, for various regulations and control needs, even on these sites it's necessary to do a series of operations that require electricity, such as water treatment, or simply

transmission of monitoring data such as levels, chemical data, etc.

The simplest solution often used is to apply a small photovoltaic system with an accumulation system, which however often proves to be unreliable, above all because in these sites we have problems of vegetation and very narrow horizon, if we are inside valleys. As a consequence, the accumulation batteries suffer, due to the irregular charge, involving frequent maintenance and instability of the system.

In these cases, FGS Energie Alternative proposes a range of micro-turbines suitable for the production of electricity, directly or with accumulation systems, necessary for these users.

Let's see for example an application of a micro turbine in line with the aqueduct.

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FGS wall mounted systems in Mini-Grids

The Global Scenario:

Until a few years ago, mini-grids were considered as a solution to take advantage of the energy produced from renewable sources in small communities or in small groups of users.

This concept has been increasingly extended over the years to reach far more important applications in terms of the amount of energy used and thus satisfying requests from small and medium-sized companies.

The IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) has estimated that about 1 billion people in the world do not have access to the electricity grid and yet another billion have access that is not reliable and durable for the users.

In order to obtain universal access to electricity by 2030, IRENA has always estimated that investments in this regard are now about half of what would be needed and that 60% of the installed systems, to achieve this goal, must be Off -Grid (ie not connected to the national electricity grid).

In a recent report ("International Outlook Renewable Mini-Grid") the agency also states:

"Increasingly, technological innovations for hardware and software find their way to commercialization by allowing large-scale distribution of renewable mini-grids. We are seeing improvements in production technology, but the real changes we have to expect are those in the areas of communication, control, and energy storage technologies. "


But what does "Mini-Grid" mean properly?


A Mini-Grid (or mini-network) involves the coexistence of multiple users connected to each other and to one or more sources of generation (which can exploit both renewable and non-renewable sources such as diesel generators).

Here's how we build your FGS Storage systems. Today Leaving for Tanzania, Trento, Campania ...

At FGS Alternative Energies we are keen to put our name on the work that will become your energy system.

This is because we know that every customer has his own personal challenges, and FGS Energie Alternative likes to be next to the customer to achieve the desired energy goals.

Customization: is what FGS Energie Alternative srl allows to do with your system.

This is also thanks to their modularity, which makes it possible to expand them, both in the design phase or later.