A financial saving of almost 40%. Volta Energy’s 45 kVA solar generator was used for a total of 36 days for an Ericsson transmission tower in Waardenburg. Because the genset’s PV panels managed to generate a significant amount of energy, the backup genset only had to run for 54 hours, instead of 864 hours with a diesel genset or HVO B100 biodiesel genset. Only 175 gallons of diesel were consumed, a savings of nearly 2,500 gallons! At the bottom line, this project thus achieved financial savings of a whopping 37.3% compared to a conventional diesel aggregate and savings of as much as 79% compared to an HVO B100 aggregate. Meanwhile, nature was also satisfied with a saving of 8869 kilograms of CO2 emissions and 11.9 kilograms of NOx emissions.
Despite the fact that the results achieved in Waardenburg are already certainly satisfying, Volta Energy is meanwhile investigating possibilities to save the last liters of diesel as well. In this way we are working towards an even more sustainable future, in which we hope to replace the energy supply at many more locations with our sustainable solar generators.