In the frame of the policy of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense for creating energy-autonomous camps by using Smart Grids and Renewable Energy Sources, IDE (INTRACOM Defense Electronics) installed for evaluation, at a Hellenic Air Force base, the Hybrid System HG10K-10. The system is an innovative Hybrid Electric Power System which, during the evaluation period, provided uninterrupted electrical power for 20 days, achieving complete energy autonomy with significant usage of solar energy and extremely limited use of the generator.
IDE’s Hybrid System is a dual use system, it belongs to the HEPS (Hybrid Electric Power Systems) product series and is the result of the company’s long-term research and development. It is an integrated, autonomous, mobile unit for the smart management and distribution of the available electric energy from photovoltaic cells and energy storage system, by creating a micro-grid and using a backup diesel generator. In comparison with an equivalent conventional diesel generator, IDE’s system saved during the evaluation, more than 60% of fuel, reduced engine operating hours by 70% and maintenance requirements by 80%, while it reduced the pollution as well.
The evaluation results were recently presented to the Working Group for Energy & Environment of the European Defence Agency (EDA).