Firefly launches hybrid generator
By Sarah Ann McCay02 May 2013
Renewable energy specialist Firefly Solar has launched a new power generator – the Cygnus Hybrid Power Generator (HPG).
The Cygnus HPG connects to diesel generators cutting fuel consumption by up to 30%, according to Firefly. It manages base loads using power from its batteries before automatically switching to diesel as power requirements increase. This reduces the costs and environmental footprint of off-grid power generation.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the 12-24 kVA Cygnus HPG is compatible with all diesel generators and can be used to provide primary, standalone, stand by or emergency power. The environmentally friendly generator can also produce clean renewable electricity by integrating with solar PV and wind turbines.
Andy Mead, founder and CEO of Firefly Solar, said; “Traditional diesel generators have long been the natural choice for temporary and remote power, but as with the introduction of hybrid fuel systems in cars, our technology will deliver improved efficiency, fuel savings and a reduced carbon footprint.
"With this new product we have dramatically increased battery storage, which means longer run times without the need to use a diesel generator. What’s more the Cygnus HPG will integrate seamlessly with renewable power sources such as solar – providing a fully stand-alone power solution.”