In a “Wind Integrated Solar Energy” (WiSE) solution, owners combine wind and solar at the wind turbine level instead of running a wind and solar plant independently. Integrating at the wind turbine level leverages the existing wind converter as a hybrid converter to source AC and DC power together, eliminating the need for a separate solar inverter.
The GE WiSE solution comes with a Hybrid Control & SCADA architecture which manages and controls both the wind and solar energy. Source segregation with separate metering enables individual Power Purchase Agreements.
Benefits of WiSE
- Lower CAPEX/MWh and OPEX/MWh
- Higher and more stable AEP.
- Improved LCOE on hybrid farms
- Comprehensive service from GE for both wind and solar systems
WiSE Around the World
Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, United States: Two 2.3-116 wind turbines, 1 MW solar
Anantapur, India: One 1.6-87 wind turbine, 223.2 kWp solar power conversion equipment
Pipestone, Minnesota, United States: Four 2.3-116 Wind Turbines, 600 KW solar array connected to each