Up until a few years ago the entire mains supply of this off grid community, with a population of 130 people, came from a single diesel generator. In autumn of 2015, the local energy supplier decided to install three Fronius Primo inverters, with the aim of reducing the financial costs.
Grid parity of the PV energy is set to be achieved faster than anticipated due to high diesel costs in Sachs Harbour. Consequently, they will have a very low payback time of less than six years, following which the system will be paid off enabling the residents of Sachs Harbour to save more than 80,000 euros in diesel costs in the first 20 years.
|Size of installation||15 kWp|
|System type||Ground mount PV system connected to MicroGrid with diesel generator|
|Inverters||3 x Fronius Primo 5.0-1|
|Special feature||Extreme temperatures down to -37°C|