How can an already efficient generator save 80% fuel? The solution is powered by know-how. Thanks to Victrons' large range of industry-leading inverter/chargers, lithium batteries and their VRM monitoring platform, incredible cost savings can be achieved whilst increasing power security and significantly reducing emissions at the same time. Victron has over 45 years of experience, and have learnt what it takes to build battery-based power systems that stand the test of time and withstand the environment. Our customers value the reassurance that our power solutions deliver knowing they have our worldwide network of authorized dealers by their side. They know we don’t cut corners, they know our family-run business is built on a foundation of trust they can always depend on.
The hybrid generator revolution explained Hybrid generators don’t just beat traditional generator-only installations in the business sense - they’re better in virtually every other imaginable parameter. A hybrid system significantly reduces fuel consumption, emissions, noise, service intervals and overall logistics while providing uninterrupted clean power at all times. Let’s see how the two setups compare in greater detail.
A traditional generator needs to burn fuel to be able to produce both a certain voltage level and maintain a fixed frequency. For a medium sized generator this can be several litres per hour, even at no- or low-loads. The generator size is typically chosen for the worst case scenario so full capacity is only demanded 5-15% of the time. This means the overall efficiency is far from perfect.
A hybrid system with inverters follows the exact power demand of the loads, with the batteries supplying as much power as is required at any given time. Even when idle, the inverter system works extremely efficiently thanks to their minimal self-consumption. This means that it becomes much more efficient to let the inverter take the primary role in powering the loads for most of the time. In this setup, the generator only needs to be started when there is a peak power demand or when the batteries need to be charged. The inverter’s high peak power capability ensures that heavy machines and variable loads can be powered problem free
By powering your loads from a system using both inverters and a generator you get the best of both worlds: an extremely reliable power source which also significantly reduces emissions, noise, maintenance and fuel consumption - we have seen reductions of over 80%.