The addition of a second renewable generation technology to an existing one or the incorporation of energy storage facilities is known as hybridisation of renewable generation facilities.
One of the main novelties of Royal Decree Law 23/2020 is the boost given to hybridisation, which can be carried out without losing the access and connection rights already granted.
Complementing a solar plant with wind turbines makes it possible to take advantage of the existing grid connection 24 hours a day. Proper sizing of the new installation is vital to ensure that profitability is increased to the optimum point.
The most common hybrid systems combine photovoltaic, wind and hydro power, the most widespread, competitive and mature renewable generation sources on the market.
PHOTOVOLTAIC + WIND
PHOTOVOLTAIC + HYDRO
WIND + HYDRO
Hybridisation can be designed in a new construction plant or by incorporating a second renewable technology or an energy storage system into an existing installation.
Cobaltiq studies all the alternatives and proposes the best design depending on the available resources and the conditions of the location, always seeking to maximise the capacity and profitability of the project.
Hybrid systems are fundamental tools for achieving a clean and sustainable society. Their development and incorporation into the electricity mix is in line with the goals set out in the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals for the decarbonisation of the economy. Hybridisation not only represents a zero-emission method of energy generation, but also a reliable, stable and efficient source of production. Some of the advantages of this technology include:
It reduces uncertainty and secures supply at times when one of the production technologies is idle or reduces its productivity.
It requires a single point of connection to the network, optimising the use of infrastructure and reducing costs and lead times.
The Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) is reduced, which implies lower construction and operating costs in relation to the energy produced over the lifetime of the plant.
Increases production efficiency by improving the use of available resources.
Increases the capacity to adapt to the conditions of the location.
Although it is a new and developing technology, the trend is clear: hybridisation is becoming a key element in the energy mix of the future.
Cobaltiq is a specialist in hybridisation of installations
We advise our clients on adding a second technology to an existing renewable generation plant to maximise the profitability of an asset capable of maximising a grid connection point.
As specialists in wind energy, photovoltaic energy and energy storage, Cobaltiq is the best option for studying, processing, designing and executing the hybridisation of installations.
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