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Mount Athos installs Three Phase Solar Off-Grid Inverters

Voltacon photovoltaic off-grid inverters with battery charger

Mount Athos in Greece installs Three-Phase System with Off-Grid Inverters

The holy mountain (Αγιον Ορος) is electrically independent, there is not connection to the Greek power grid. The monks from 22 monasteries generate 100% of the energy from renewable energy resources. The community of Mount Athos installed various Conversol off-grid inverters from 2kW up to 15kW.  For our company the projects there are very challenging since the power converters and battery chargers are operating uninterrupted 24 hours a day. The reliability is paramount and Voltacon optimised the inverter technology to respond to the electrical demand of the monasteries.

The majority of the systems are connected to OPzS deep cycle batteries that form 48V battery banks.  The daily depth of discharge can reach 40% in most installation, the MPPT solar charges must recharge the batteries during the day while the inverters are feeding directly from the solar panels any type of electrical load, including fridges, ovens, LED lights , electric machinery and water pumps.

In this particular project, the a three-phase system was formed to supply a CNC Machine (3D printer) that manufacturers sculptures from wood, stone and marble. Conversol 5kVA off-grid inverters with built in batter charger were the perfect solution. The capacity of the new system was feeding the CNC motors and supply energy to monastery.

 

Conversol 5kVA Inverters are connected in parallel. All three solar chargers are feeding power a single battery bank with OPzS Hoppecke blocs

Conversol 5kVA Inverters are connected in parallel. All three solar chargers are feeding power a single battery bank with OPzS Hoppecke blocs

 

 

 

 

Conversol 5kVA Photovoltaic Inverter with MPPT Solar Battery Charger

Conversol 5kVA Photovoltaic Inverter with MPPT Solar Battery Charger. Communication cables are installed between the inverters. Three Single Phase Inverter Chargers are connected in parallel

3D Printer for marble sculptures is powered by solar off-grid inverters

3D Printer for marble sculptures is powered by solar off-grid inverters

 

Hoppecke OPzS Deep Cycle Lead Acid Batteries 2V blocs

Hoppecke OPzS Deep Cycle Lead Acid Batteries 2V blocs. 2100Ah per battery bloc, 48V DC Voltage

The Photovoltaic and Battery Experts at Voltacon offer a free of any obligation design service. As a consumer you can rely on Engieers with vast experience in the solar industry. You can contact Voltacon at info@voltacon.com

In the meantime the online shop is fully loaded with all the equipment for safe, reliable and highly efficient off-grid systems, energy storage, solar panels, cables and PV protection devices.

Find out more by following the link https://voltaconsolar.com

 

Karakalou Monastery Mount Athos installs solar off grid inverters

Stefanos Kandilidis
Stefanos Kandilidis
Electrical & Electronic Engineer at Voltacon Power Conversion. He used to work at the renewables R&D department General Electric for 8 years.

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