Fuel-saving HPG launched by Firefly Solar

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FireflySolarFirefly Solar has announced the launch of its Cygnus Hybrid Power Generator (HPG). Similar to hybrid car technology, the Cygnus HPG connects to diesel generators cutting fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent. It manages base loads using power from its batteries before automatically switching to diesel as power requirements increase. This reduces the costs and environmental footprint of off-grid power generation for an event and broadcast production.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the 12-24 kVA Cygnus HPG is compatible with all diesel generators and can be used to provide primary, standalone, stand by or emergency power. It can produce clean renewable electricity by integrating with solar PV and wind turbines, as well connect to the mains grid.

Running at low load, a typical 100 kVA will consume up to 10 litres of diesel per hour. But when integrated with a Cygnus HPG, which uses a built-in intelligent load management system, the generator is automatically switched off and no diesel is required, says Firefly Solar. This can save as much as 40,000 litres of fuel each year, paying back costs within 23 weeks.

Andy Mead, founder and CEO, Firefly Solar, said: “Traditional diesel generators have long been the natural choice for temporary and remote power, but as with the introduction of hybrid fuel systems in cars, our technology will deliver improved efficiency, fuel savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

“With this new product we have dramatically increased battery storage, which means longer run times without the need to use a diesel generator.

“What’s more the Cygnus HPG will integrate seamlessly with renewable power sources such as solar – providing a fully stand-alone power solution. So, whether you’re shooting a film or running a festival it’s now easy to reduce your dependence on diesel and move towards a more sustainable source of power.”

The Cygnus HPG comes with a two-year standard warranty and is available for purchase, long term lease or hire from Firefly Solar direct, or via equipment hire providers Speedy Hire.