Viking as a Stand-Alone Energy Solution

The Viking wind turbines are compatible with stand-alone systems (also called off-grid systems), where the turbines deliver the energy production directly to an independent unit and are thereby not connected to the electrical grid.

A stand-alone energy solution means that the wind turbines can be placed in areas, where there is no access to an established electrical grid or at places, where the coupling to an electricity supply meter and any added subscription is economically unsustainable.

Instead of connecting to the electrical grid, the production from the wind turbines is stored directly in battery banks or the turbine runs parallel with a diesel generator. From here the electricity will be converted so the energy can be used for various electrical devices.

Furthermore, the Viking VS wind turbine can do without a battery bank and a diesel generator by adding a UPS (uninterrupted power supply) for the wind turbine. Hereby you can use the electricity directly from the wind turbine while it is being produced. The UPS is used for starting up the wind turbines after a period without any wind.

The wind turbines are hereby very valuable in sparsely populated areas and/or remote areas without electricity supply. This could e.g. be isolated settlements or refugees camps as this solution permits lighting, heating, communication with the outside world, and a lot of other necessities, which are essential to a community in the 21st century.

Viking VS as a hybrid solution

In spring 2021 Viking Wind set up a new type of installation in Middelfart, Denmark.

It is a hybrid solution combining the elements sun, wind, and battery. The wind turbine and the solar cellars produce the energy which is stored in the battery unit to secure an always stable energy supply even on days with no wind and/or sun.

Furthermore, it is an off-grid installation where the installation delivers the energy production directly to an independent unit and is thereby not connected to the electrical grid.

That gives a higher level of flexibility when it comes to locations for a hybrid solution and creates multiple opportunities in sparsely populated areas and/or remote areas without electricity supply.

The hybrid installation in Middelfart can provide 100 % renewable electricity from 20 up to 25 Danish smalls.

Download our brochure about the hybrid solution here

 Energy to an isolated area in Argentina

With great success, Viking Wind has delivered wind turbines for a stand-alone project in Chorriaca in Argentine. The purpose of the project is to supply vital and renewable energy to Patagonia, which is the southernmost and isolated region in Argentine.

Today the three Viking wind turbines deliver energy to a hybrid solution, which supplies electricity to the small village Chorriaca, all day, all year. This is necessary if this small village is to survive in the future. Electricity is elementary in people’s striving for cultivating the land, raising animals, and keep up the communication with the outside world continuously.

The project is part of The Argentina Patagonia Renewable Energy Projects, which is developed and driven by the organization Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership. You find further information about the project here. 

 

Viking is Compatible with Various Stand-Alone Energy Solutions:

  • Integrated UPS solutions
  • Diesel generator for backup
  • Battery bank for storage and backup
  • Hybrid system with several energy sources connected (e.g. sun and wind), a battery bank, and an autonomous control system, which automatically compensated for the difference between energy production and consumption.