Minimizing Fuel Costs and CO2 emissions
BICO Ltd is the leading Barbadian distributor of ice cream. Being located near the Bridgetown Port, BICO Ltd also operates one of the largest rental cold storage facilities in the Caribbean islands. The cooling of the storage facilities leads to high energy consumption. Hence, reducing the energy costs has a significant impact on the long-term profitability.
As part of several energy saving initiatives BICO decided to install a PV system. The BICO facilities consist of a public grid connection and a genset system. The SMA Fuel Save Controller takes advantage of the PV system during power supply from the public grid as well as during genset operation. Therefore, the PV system has two positive effects. During the load supply from the public grid it reduces the amount of electricity being purchased to meet the existing grid requirements and during genset operation it significantly reduces the fuel consumption. This results in a very attractive business case with a short amortization period.