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Diesel Generators- is it the right choice?

In today’s world, the old technology of getting power through Diesel generators in case of power failure is a thing of the past. As we see in India and other underdeveloped and developing countries that diesel sets are installed everywhere around us whether we visit malls, shopping complexes, residential societies, or office complexes. They are generally placed outside complexes and in case of power-failure start making noise along with the air pollution and that gives us a feeling that we are still living in a polluted environment.

Su-vastika has developed the ESS (Energy Storage Solutions) having a Lithium battery as a storage solution that can be installed with or without solar to run the silent way so-called electronic generator called ESS. This ESS has a capacity range of 10KVA to 500 KVA and also looks great in any complex while providing reliable backup in case of a power failure. 

Advantage of ESS over DG Set

      1. ESS provides instant power backup.

One of the key advantages of ESS is that the DG sets there is a break in power, but it doesn’t happen with ESS when the power is cut. This technology starts instantaneously without having any breaks or jerks. While DG sets take almost a minute to restart the power through the generator, ESS is automatic and seamless.

      2. Cost of ESS is low

It is important to note that the cost of running a Diesel set is 3 times or more than 3 times the cost of power supplied by the Power utility, which makes ESS a unique and cheaper solution compared to running the diesel Generator cost.

As the ESS has the battery as a backup so the consumption per unit of power delivered is further reduced in case of 50 percent loading or 70 percent loading of the ESS whereas in the Diesel Generators the cost doesn’t impact in case the load is reduced as the diesel consumption doesn’t vary much in case of reduction of load.

      3. ESS has a better loading capacity

Also, the DG set can be loaded up to 70 percent of its capacity whereas the ESS can be loaded up to 90 percent of its capacity.

      4. ESS has a longer lifespan

The Diesel Generator has a life of 10 years and after which the maintenance cost becomes very high compared to ESS which has 50 years of life and the battery can last from 7 to 10 years of life which is a huge saving in terms of running cost.

      5. ESS is easier and cheaper to maintain

The Diesel Generators have moving parts and to auto start, they need a battery itself so the service of the DG set is required after every 300 hours. Filling of Diesel and maintaining a DG set we need an attendant, as the maintenance of the ESS is hardly any issue since it has no moving parts compared to the DG set.

      6. ESS can run on Solar

If we add a Solar feature to the ESS where the batteries can be charged through solar power then the cost of the system can be recovered within 2 to 3 years as the cost of power generation becomes very low as the solar panels last up to 25 years so the running cost is further subsidized.

As the Solar based ESS can be installed in various places where the space for solar panels is there and solar can be properly utilized and the cost to produce the electricity will be very low there is no alternative to such a cheap electricity cost. Even this system will be able to run the system on the solar and battery system if the power is available by cutting the power and running on to the battery and solar power to save the cost of electricity even if the power is available on Grid as the cost of the power will be very cheap compare to the cost of Grid power per unit

Given all these advantages of ESS over DG sets, it can be safely said that ESS is the future of power backup.


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