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Insight

Spreading the Benefits of HRES

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 13:10

The potential for the winning partnership of renewable energy and farming is often overlooked. Wind, biomass energy, and solar technologies can be harvested infinitely and used to replace other fuels. Against this backdrop, hybrid renewable energy systems (HRES) are becoming popular power systems for providing electricity in remote areas, with hybrid systems encapsulating renewable energy and efficiency, as well as generating a generous energy supply. INELECSA has perfected these business strategies by focusing on the two main areas of distributed energy facilities in industry and commerce, and energy savings and efficiency. “The company also has a presence in renewable energies, electrical installations, and water pumping systems, in which we act as an EPC player,” José Luis Barquet, Owner of INELECSA, mentions.

Barquet is a fervent believer in solar power, highlighting its gain in momentum as people turn to it as an economically viable energy source. “Not only do we offer solutions by integrating conventional structures with a PV pumping system, we take things a step further by combining renewable energy with conventional sources, as well as creating hybrid systems,” he adds. When creating HRES, Barquet stresses the importance of outlining the costs and benefits that the customer will incur, as well as ensuring that the adequate energy resources are already in place. Solar has a plethora of applications and is often less expensive than extending power lines when a site is far away.

Developing hybrid systems is no easy task, commonly requiring in-depth evaluation of energy consumption. This involves analyzing the power consumption, the facilities, the equipment, and the quality of the energy used by the consumer. In this process, INELECSA has discovered that large companies are likely to have this information at hand, while SMEs are not. “By simply making an assessment of the facilities, we can help companies save up to 40% by upgrading equipment,” Barquet explains. The fight to incorporate renewables into all market segments continues and, according to Barquet, the struggle originates from the population growing more aware of the impact of renewables in mitigating climate change.