PROINSO supplies in Barbados a PV-DIESEL hybrid system

PROINSO supplied SMA inverters and SMA Fuel Save Controllers for the hybrid system located in St Lucy, Barbados. The installation will help reduce diesel consumption by 60,000L/year representing 16 % of the total annual fuel consumption.

PROINSO has recently delivered a PV Diesel Hybrid System for an installation in St. Lucy, Barbados, which combine PV panels and a diesel generator as a backup power source.


The material supplied by Proinso included SMA Sunny Tripower 15000TL, SMA Fuel Save controller and structure. These products were delivered by PROINSO USA, the subsidiary based in Sacramento, California.

The installation will help reduce diesel consumption by 60,000L/year representing 16 % of the total annual fuel consumption with a possible payback in under 5 years. Moreover, this PV Hybrid solution offers independence from rising diesel prices and reduces operating- and maintenance costs.


The installation helps PROINSO strengthen its presence Caribbean region, where the firm plans to develop a total of 50MW before 2016.

The PV DIESEL systems from PROINSO help users save fuel depending on radiation
zone, installation dimensions, and the number of hours the engine is on.


Standing out among the services Proinso offers is Click and Collect. This service is readily available online at http://www.proinsosolar.com/. With this new platform, trade members and individuals throughout the United States can buy PV solar products from leading brands.


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