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 places 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 connection 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 an 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 is Compatible with Various Stand-Alone Energy Solutions:

  • Integrated UPS solutions ( only Viking VS)
  • Diesel generator for back up
  • Battery bank for storage and back up
  • 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.

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CASE:
Life Nerve for an Isolated Population in an Argentine Village

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. The electricity is elementary in people’s striving for cultivating the land, raising animals and keeping up the communication with the outside world on a continuous basis.

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 or watch the video above.

The Viking wind turbine saves 50,000 litres of diesel annually in the small Argentine village.

Read more about the project here