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When your business cannot rely solely on a clean power source and where grid-connected power is not catering to your needs, addressing the challenge with a solar PV hybrid system will secure your company’s productivity and reduce its expenditure on costly fuels.

This article first appeared in ESI Africa Edition 4, 2018. You can read the full digital magazine here or subscribe here to receive a print copy.

In normal operational conditions, on-grid solar PV systems provide power to consumers’ industrial sites in addition to the utility power supply; however, where this is not the case, consumers rely on generator back-up power. The combination of renewable energy with traditional diesel generator sets provides an easy solution to reduce a company’s fuel consumption bill. At the same time, it retains the flexibility of having an on-demand power supply any time of the day or night.

This ideal scenario motivated Jubaili Bros to introduce a solar PV hybrid system to its portfolio of products. By adding this reliable and sustainable power source to a core business offering of diesel generator sets, the firm is cementing its commitment to supporting its core value of social responsibility. The group’s goal is to constantly innovate to provide greener power solutions with an environmental focus, which reduces emissions and supports customers with the best and latest technology in power generation.

The company has full confidence in how PV hybrid systems can change the way Africa gets and uses power, and in its investment in this technology, which consists of a PV solar panel, inverter, fuel save controller and generating set – working intelligently together. In a situation where utility power supply is not available, and the customer site relies solely on a generator set combined with a solar power source, the fuel save controller ensures that the solar energy input is maximised. This in turn reduces the load on the generator set and optimises fuel consumption.

More than a secure supply of power PV hybrid systems are flexible and can be expanded on a modular basis as the customer’s energy demand grows. There are several significant advantages to a PV hybrid system, including:

  • Flexible modular system that can be upgraded as loads increase
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Greater independence from rising utility prices
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Suitable for use in varied, demanding environments
  • Can be utilised for a wide range of applications
  • Reduced carbon emissions

Depending on the solar panel quantity and module size, a smaller generating set can be selected, providing an operational cost reduction.

Working in close collaboration with clients – from start to finish – our project team manages the specific needs and requirements, ensuring a customised PV hybrid system is installed and commissioned safely and successfully, on time and with minimal disruption to normal business operations. The team works in accordance with factory-issued commissioning procedures and written method statements and, on completion, provides full commissioning certification for warranty validation.

Best in class system features sourced

Jubaili Bros has partnered with sector leaders to provide customers with the latest in solar PV technology. The system comprises highly efficient PV panels from Canadian Solar, SMA’s world-renowned inverters and the precision-defining mounting structure of K2.

Canadian Solar operates as a global energy provider with successful business subsidiaries in 20 countries on six continents. Jubaili Bros is proud to work in partnership with this top-rated manufacturer of solar PV modules and provider of solar energy solutions.

As a leading global specialist in photovoltaic system technology, SMA has been setting technological trends and driving the development of renewable energies. With SMA’s groundbreaking inverter technology, the company has made significant contributions in seeing that renewable energy transitions from its pioneer phase to increasingly become an accepted norm worldwide.

Together with Canadian Solar, SMA and K2, Jubaili Bros is ideally positioned to lead the way into a new era of clean, competitive, green energy.

Your partner in power

With around 1,500 employees deployed in nine countries with 28 branches and service centres, the company is strategically positioned as one of the largest providers of electro-mechanical solutions in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Jubaili Bros’ over 40 years’ experience as a supplier of heavy duty diesel electric power generating sets and transformers has earned it the position of sole distributor of Marapco and Jet branded generating sets powered by Perkins and MTU and coupled with Leroy-Somer alternators.

Jubaili Bros has over 300 technicians and prides itself on its after-sales customer service. We have an extensive fleet of fully equipped service vehicles on call, ensuring our clients experience minimal power outages in the event of an emergency.

All Jubaili Bros’ engineers are fully conversant with the latest products and equipment, and undergo regular product training in conjunction with the company’s key suppliers and major brand manufacturers. Our customers can rest assured that their generators are maintained for optimum performance and maximum life cycle, and their PV hybrid systems are backed up with 24/7 after-sales service and genuine spare parts. ESI

This article first appeared in ESI Africa Edition 4, 2018. You can read the full digital magazine here or subscribe here to receive a print copy.


About the author

George Kai is a certified digital marketing professional from the Digital Marketing Institute in the UK with an industrial engineering background. He is currently Jubaili Bros’ marketing manager and has 15 years’ field, marketing and planning experience in the Nigerian and African power sector. www.jubailibros.com